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  1. #1
    ca
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    Jan 2006
    Costa del Sol, Spain
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    Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    I found this yesterday on the Costa del Sol in Spain, near Gibraltar, while digging around a popular tourist area with beach bars and sun loungers. Normally I just find Euro coins, old Pesetas and junk jewelry but this is a bit strange.

    It's 30mm in diameter. It appears to have XII (or IIX) and VIL (or VLL) stamped on one side and another unidentifiable mark on the other side (possibly a date?). Otherwise it's devoid of all other visible marks. The XII is stamped so hard it's made a dent in the coin (if it is in fact a coin).

    Any ideas?







    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2008
    St. Augustine, FL
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    Re: Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    Hard to tell, and I'm no expert, but it looks like a counter-stamped maravedis.

  3. #3
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    Re: Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    I agree and it appears to be a revalued 8 (VIII is shown) maravedis.
    Here's a similar thread: http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php?topic=297615.0

  4. #4
    ca
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    Jan 2006
    Costa del Sol, Spain
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    Re: Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon
    I agree and it appears to be a revalued 8 (VIII is shown) maravedis.
    Here's a similar thread: http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php?topic=297615.0
    Interesting. Yes, I can see a hint of a third "I" now that you mention it. So it was an 8 and then it was made into a 12? Is this a copper coin? It's quite thin. How old would it be?

  5. #5
    es
    Dec 2010
    Canary Islands
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    Re: Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    Hello. It´s a VIII maravedís of Felipe III or IV, the mint is Ingenio de Segovia. It has 2 countermarks:

    · XII maravedís of 1636, Toledo mint.
    · VIII maravedís of 1655.

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    Re: Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    Quote Originally Posted by Doramas
    Hello. It´s a VIII maravedís of Felipe III or IV, the mint is Ingenio de Segovia. It has 2 countermarks:

    · XII maravedís of 1636, Toledo mint.
    · VIII maravedís of 1655.
    Hello Doramas welcome to Treasure Net that's a nice avarter you have, did you find the coin

    SS
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  7. #7
    es
    Dec 2010
    Canary Islands
    5

    Re: Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Hello Doramas welcome to Treasure Net that's a nice avarter you have, did you find the coin

    SS
    Thanks for the welcome. I bought the coin of my avatar. I don´t use detectors because I live in a place where there is nothing to find.


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    Re: Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    Quote Originally Posted by Doramas
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Hello Doramas welcome to Treasure Net that's a nice avarter you have, did you find the coin

    SS
    Thanks for the welcome. I bought the coin of my avatar. I don´t use detectors because I live in a place where there is nothing to find.

    SS


    There must be modern Jewelry to find on the beaches

    SS
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

  9. #9
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    Re: Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    Doromas,
    Welcome to Treasure Net !!
    What island in the grouping are you on?
    Don.......

  10. #10
    es
    Dec 2010
    Canary Islands
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    Re: Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    Thank you, Mackaydon. I´m from Gran Canaria. Have you been to Canary Islands?




  11. #11
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    Re: Help IDing this coin? found in Spain...

    Doramas,
    No, can't say that I've ever been there, but I've seen many beautiful pics of the islands and the beaches; especially (on your island) the beaches at Las Palmas and the Playa de Las Canteras. You have miles of beaches that are in front of many tourist hotels; very attractive places for metal detecting-- as "SS" suggested above.
    Don....

 

 

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