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Eight reales

MEC1639
Coins and medals

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Collection Coins and medals, Coins
User collections Francis Drake by hedser@nmm.ac.uk
Stories from the sea by rboley
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID MEC1639
Description A Spanish dollar. Obverse: Engraved on a smooth surface within a circle a group of flags, a hand holding scales, another with a broken sword, an anchor, guns, piled ammunition, etc. Legend: 'Taken in the Ville de Paris April 12, 1782'. Reverse: The arms of Spain crowned within columns entwined by a scroll, bearing the words PLUS / ULTRA. Legend: 'HISPAN . ET . IND . REX . MO . 8R . F . F.'
Date made 1782

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver
Measurements Overall: 38 mm
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  • Eight reales (MEC1639)
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