Spain (1566)-G cuartillo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a Spanish quarter real struck at Burgos, Cuenca, Granada (shown here), Segovia, Toledo and Valladolid in 1566. As thirty four maravedis made a real, this coin was worth 8½ maravedis. IT was theoretically made from vellon (debased silver) but we don't see any evidence of anything other than copper on this specimen.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 3358.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.

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