1655 Mexico 8 Reales Likely From the Maravillas Shipwreck
Item #CC-0157 | 1655 Mexico 8 Reales Likely from the Maravillas Shipwreck
Mint: Mexico City
Assayer: “P” Pedro Becerra
Ruler/Period: Philip IV
Weight: 24.87 Grams
Description: This exceptionally well-preserved Mexico Mint 8 reales cob displays a well centered and detailed shield on the obverse, slightly visible assayer mark “P”, mint mark “M” for Mexico and overall texture of a coin recovered from under the sea. The obverse shows a clear 1655 date. The reverse also clearly displays nice details around the Jerusalem cross with the castles and lions in the octolobe.
A very unique cob that is perfect for any collector of Spanish Colonial cob coinage or shipwreck treasure!