Authentic Genuine Ancient Spanish Colonial 2 Reales Silver Cob Coin, set in a 925 Solid Sterling Silver Custom Made Bezel. 925 Solid Sterling Silver Vintage Rope Chain included. The coin minted in 1739 in Lima, Peru.
Cross of Jerusalem, lions and castles in its quarters. Crowned Pillars of Hercules, waves below.The pendant's approximate size is 33 mm X 27 mm. The chain's length is 22. The chain's width is 4 mm. The chain's weight is about 29 gram.
Please take a look at the photos - the actual item pictured. Starting in the reign of Philip II (1556 - 1598), the mints produced irregular coinage called cobs.Rather than rolling out a bar of metal into a sheet of a specific thickness that could then be cut into smooth round planchets which would be stamped into coins, a faster method was employed. A bar was simply cut into chunks of the appropriate weight. These small clumps were then treated as if they were finished planchets and were hammer struck between crude dies. In fact, the Spanish word "cabo" (from which the English "cob" is derived) refers to the end; in this instance, the clump of metal clipped off the end of the bar.
The size, shape and impression of these cobs was highly irregular but they were the proper weight. Many cobs were quite thick and disfigured with large cracks. Also, these uneven clumps made poor planchets so that frequently only a small portion of the image on the die was impressed. If a cob was overweight the minter simply clipped a piece off, further disfiguring the coin. The item "Ancient Spanish Colonial Pirate Shipwreck 2 Reales Cob Coin Silver Charm & Chain" is in sale since Friday, January 11, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Medieval\Other Medieval Coins". The seller is "sport_authority" and is located in Orlando, Florida.This item can be shipped worldwide.