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Coins from the Province of Caracas : 1 Real : 721 : Design A, Type A

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  • Date: 721
  • General: Irregular shape.
  • Obverse: Two pillars of Hercules with capitals on the top, both pillars are cut by three horizontal lines, providing three rows of legends in three parts. In the center of the first row appears the denomination value "1" with "L" at left and "M" at right; in the second row appers "PLV", "SVL" and "TRA"; in the third row appears "M", year and "L".
  • Reverse: Dentacles beading with no rim. Allegorical spanish arms created by Jerusalem potent cross, which lions and castles appear alternately inside each cuadrant. Each quadrant is closed by arcs. On the left and right of the cross, appears "L" and "M". In the top and bottom of the cross appears "1".
  • Common name: Cob coins
  • Note: These cob coins belongs to the "Imitation" group. The date is not the real issue date


SCWC Piece Code Date Mintage Note
C12mpc1r-aa03721-Variety "a" according to Thomas Stohr. Reverse with M-L. Lion/Castle transposed. Castles rotated 90 degrees.
Small shield, Pillars in lance (B1)
Obverse: Potent type 1, Lion type 2, Castle type 2, Arches type 6, Capitals type 1, Waves type 8, Adornments type 1
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