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Verification On Some Cornados

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 Posted 02/02/2023  02:54 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chirrrs to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've got three Spanish Cornados here that I think I've identified but would like to get some confirmation and see what y'all think. It looks like the image optimizer Pixlr is now only allowing 2 free downloads a day, so I had to get creative. Hopefully it didn't compress these so much that it becomes an issue!


It looks like you can see IOH to the right of the bust. The castle looks most similar to this one:

Still, there are differences in the horizontal and diagonal lines above the doors as well as the circular windows. I do think it's Juan, but I haven't found the exact match.


To the right of the bust, LFO is clear enough, indicating possibly Alfonso XI. There are remnants of what should be an A before the L and running into the crown. This is the closest match I have come across:


The bust looks most similar to Juan II, like this example:

The neck is a little different, though the castle looks pretty close.


On each of these, I suspect I may have the right king, wrong variety.
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I agree with kushanshah that if you are going to be collecting these, that's a pretty low investment for a numismatic reference.

Looks like good word on IDing the monarchs.

When a mint mark is visible, this is probably more important than other design elements. For the third coin, the S below the castle is clear, so maybe:

For the first coin, Juan I, the mint mark can be below the castle or above it:
B S or B V atop the left and right towers - Burgos
CA below - Zamora (your link)
L below - Leon
S E atop left and right towers - Segovia
S below - Sevilla
T O atop the left and right towers - Toro

I'm not sure I can see a mark in either of these locations on your coin ... maybe too much wear. But this example from the Leon mint has the circular windows on each tower of the cathedral, just like yours:

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02/04/2023 09:00 am
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