Half Spanish 8 real coin

This Spanish silver coin was cut in half, making a 4 real coin. It has a portrait of King Charles IV (Carolus in Spanish) on one face, and the Spanish coat of arms on the other. Note that the number after Carolus reads "IIII." Upon the death of King Charles IV in 1788, another roman numeral I was added rather than minting all new coins with "IV." This was a money-saving measure.


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General Provenience

Lot 35 Tavern Cellar