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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Carlos IV (minted under); George III (minted under); Unknown (engraver)
Culture:Spanish; British
Title:8 reales of Charles IV with George III countermark
Date Made:1796-1820
Type:Coin/Numismatic
Materials:Silver; milled and engraved
Place Made:North America; Mexico; Europe; United Kingdom; Great Britain; England
Measurements:Overall: 40 mm; 1 9/16 in (diameter)
Accession Number:  MH 2013.16
Credit Line:Purchase with the Marian Hayes (Class of 1925) Art Purchase Fund
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Description:
Obverse: Bust of Carlos (Charles) IV facing right with George III countermark in the neck. Speech bubble coming from mouth into the right field with the engraved text "Thank Heaven for the 11th of May 1797".
Obverse legend: CAROLUS IIII DEI GRATIA 1796
Reverse: Shield of Castile and LeĆ³n with crown above and column wrapped in banner on either side.
Edge: Alternating open rectangles and open circles

Tags:
numismatics

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