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  CaptainMyCaptain 17. Oct. 2019, 23:40

Not only is V-q rare in ANY denomination. This coin is the first 8 Reales i have seen for this assayer arrangement, BUT with V over q, and q over Y!! WOW!
  siliquae 16. Oct. 2019, 23:07

VRTVS RO-MANORVM
RIC 2102
  commodo 13. Oct. 2019, 20:01

Good catch. Not even the extensive smoothing mentioned in the description.
  Amentia 13. Oct. 2019, 10:15

Altered : scratches and corrosion have been removed on obverse
same coin before altering

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1586398
  Amentia 13. Oct. 2019, 10:15

Altered : scratches and corrosion have been removed on obverse
same coin before altering

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1586398
  joha2000 12. Oct. 2019, 21:00

this coin illustrated as Nr. 63 in R. Stoll "Frauen auf römischen Münzen" (1996).
  joha2000 12. Oct. 2019, 19:47

this coin illustrated as Nr. 33 in R. Stoll "Frauen auf römischen Münzen" (1996).
  CaptainMyCaptain 12. Oct. 2019, 01:01

I've always had a problem with the attribution of this coin. A. mint records for 1655 show no half reales. B. Not one of the elements of the coin match the known examples of 1655 - the lions and castles should be identical to the 1 real - or at least in the same style. But they are not. They are in the style of Jose Sanchez. Which brings me to C.My belief, is this coin is Philip V, F-S. The Castles are identical to Sanchez. The two existing examples need to be studied and the visible elements compared to those of S. These castles are a very common type found on his gold issues, but clearly much earlier. The style is even that of Bogota. I realize, Cartagena was an office of Santa fe, but the coinage was distinct enough following the initial series to tell them apart. I bet money, to the left of that monogram, is an F.....
That being said, this COULD be....José Silvestre de Soto Maldonado.....1677. Granted, this is a wild reach, as no coins for this assayer are known. But, it is possible - though highly unlikely as I do not believe any coins were minted for this assayer - which is why he is omitted from my assayers book. Only a date could confirm that.
If the 1655 Half real does exist. I hope one is found. Sadly, I do not believe this is it. More need to be found, especially with the mint mark visible - if they even had one.
  Amentia 10. Oct. 2019, 10:45

Cast fake, too light weight, identical centering, flan shape + identical scratches like the diagonal one at reverse from lambda to the alpha inside the anchor.
Authentic mother can be seen here
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1178594
  Amentia 10. Oct. 2019, 10:45

Cast fake, too light weight, identical centering, flan shape + identical scratches like the diagonal one at reverse from lambda to the alpha inside the anchor.
Authentic mother can be seen here
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1178594
  Amentia 10. Oct. 2019, 10:34

Bulgarian fake from modern hand cutted dies, die match for sale here as forgery

https://www.etsy.com/de/listing/179026258/schwarzmeer-region-apollonia-pontika?ref=shop_home_active_258
  Amentia 10. Oct. 2019, 10:33

Bulgarian fake from modern hand cutted dies, die match for sale here as forgery

https://www.etsy.com/de/listing/179026258/schwarzmeer-region-apollonia-pontika?ref=shop_home_active_258
  Amentia 10. Oct. 2019, 10:33

Bulgarian fake from modern hand cutted dies, die match for sale here as forgery

https://www.etsy.com/de/listing/179026258/schwarzmeer-region-apollonia-pontika?ref=shop_home_active_258
  CaptainMyCaptain 6. Oct. 2019, 22:37

The obverse is clearly the 1627, P with border of pellets. But the reverse, is not the 1627 border of pellets reverse. This is the reverse type that followed it, and I am sad the date can not verify this one. How great of a coin. It is likely 1628-30. The reverse is definitely later, and after they stopped using the inner borders - which seemed to be a one off for 1627 alone, as was the addition of the assayers mark. The reverse is still very early, and I would not be surprised of this was 1628-30 as it still is using the original lions and castles.
Anyone have a link to a die match for this reverse type with the Original Vellion Rico lions and castles?
  CaptainMyCaptain 6. Oct. 2019, 22:28

I still think this is a contemporary fake. Nothing about it matches the real coins and the V is nearly non existent. The monogram is created from several punches vs one punch, which is what was used for the early monograms. The horizontal bars goes all the way across, the planchet is odd, and typical of indigenous forgeries. Castles, lions etc are all poorly made...
Has any light been shed on this piece? Is it a Colombian native made fake from the period? I would love to know.
  CaptainMyCaptain 6. Oct. 2019, 01:56

Got me thinking...could Olmos have worked in Joint with Reyes? Is this possible? Or is this an over assayer of sorts? I had to flip the photo, and it does look like a 1676, with O left of shield, and O below waves with RG left of pillars - NOT PG (Pedro García de Villanueva).....The digits visible right appear as 76. And it almost looks like CAROLVS is in the reverse legend as well, as there is what looks like another O - hole - S. I.
What the hell is going on with this coin....
This is very interesting and if anyone has a better example of one, please reply and or send me an email at OsheaCoin@gmail.com
Thanks!
  CaptainMyCaptain 6. Oct. 2019, 01:10

This is a really tricky one. Because an O appears at the bottom under the waves, is this an issue of OLM? The 1676 8 Reales show OLm but also a small O right of shield. This has me scratching my head. Hmm. Thoughts anyone??
  CaptainMyCaptain 6. Oct. 2019, 00:54

Do you think? I wonder about this one. Why not just add the final 6? Did the punch break? Did they run out of space? A punch break could be confirmed if a 1667, 68 or later date exists with the same 6 punch that can be matched to post 1666 elements. Or was this for 1662? The two dots = 2? I also note the obverse and reverse are with different punches in the legend. note the V for example. The 1 of 166 looks like an L, and REX is without an R? So it does seem, there was a lack of punches. Or this is just very tricky doubling. It would be my guess the pellets that follow the 166 is meant for a 2. But I still have yet to find another example of this type..

Great coin however. Sad I didn't win it.
  joha2000 3. Oct. 2019, 18:04

this coin illustrated as Nr. 46 in R. Stoll "Frauen auf römischen Münzen" (1996). No provenience mentioned in the book.
  artemide 3. Oct. 2019, 08:49

It's Aretas IV.
  Bacon 1. Oct. 2019, 00:27

Ex Palombo 15, lot 105; Ex CNG 108, lot 103.
  ibelgica 30. Sept. 2019, 22:43

HERITAGE AUCTIONS, INC., AUCTION 3061, LOT 30069 (07.01.2018)
graded PCGS MS63
  ibelgica 30. Sept. 2019, 22:43

Ex. LONDON COINS LTD, AUCTION 156, LOT 1083 (04.03.2017)
  Amentia 29. Sept. 2019, 17:30

Die match to a forgery of Garyphallakis

http://snible.org/coins/fakes/dodson.html
  Amentia 25. Sept. 2019, 17:36

Seems to be a die match to Kinn´s Caprara Nikomedes forgery 50, see

Kinns, P. The Caprara Forgeries