Silver Wine Taster with 1633 Spanish 8 Reales Coin

Silver Wine Taster with 1633 Spanish 8 Reales Coin
Silver Wine Taster with 1633 Spanish 8 Reales Coin
Silver Wine Taster with 1633 Spanish 8 Reales Coin
Silver Wine Taster with 1633 Spanish 8 Reales Coin
Silver Wine Taster with 1633 Spanish 8 Reales Coin

Silver Wine Taster with 1633 Spanish 8 Reales Coin

This desirable wine taster has a 1633 Spanish 8 Reales Coin and two hallmarks. One, the Spanish pentagram indicating silver purity between. The second, a makers mark I can not decipher. 3.25 diameter, 4 with thumb rest and 1 high. Additional information on the coin can be found below.

In the 1950s, if you had an old coin inherited from grandparents, you could take it to a silversmith and have a little plate, a tastevin or any object you wanted made. The obverse shows the Hapsburg shield Crowned. The Arabic number 8, representing the denomination 8 reales is at the right of the shield. At the left is the mint mark, a 2-tier, 4-arch aqueduct representing the Segovia Mint. Below is the letter R, the mark of the assayer, Rafael Salvan. The abbreviated Latin legends around the shield are: PHILIPPVS IIII D. (Philip IV By the Grace of G-d). The legend continues on the reverse: HISPANIARVM REX 1633 (King of Spain 1633). There is a cross within a tressure that shows alternating Castles and Lions, representing the unification of the two medieval Kingdoms of Castilla and León that eventually became Spain (España). For hundreds of years the Spanish 8 reales was the worlds trade unit. Spanish coins were legal tender in the U. Until 1858 and helped alleviate the coin shortages that were endemic around the country. Contemporary 8 reales were often cut into 8 parts when small change wasnt available. Each part, called a bit, was 12 1/2 cents. Two bits was a quarter, a term still known today but now quickly disappearing from colloquial language. The item "Silver Wine Taster with 1633 Spanish 8 Reales Coin" is in sale since Thursday, January 5, 2017.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "oldshoaler" and is located in McIndoe Falls, Vermont.

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Silver Wine Taster with 1633 Spanish 8 Reales Coin


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