Make this treasure yours ... a reversible lion rampant and castle shipwreck pirate cob Spanish coin necklace charm in sterling silver.
- description -
There is a lion on the obverse and a castle on the reverse, to illustrate the provinces of Leon and Castile.
Before the days of the machine stamped coin, coins were crudely made by hand, called cobs. Cob coins were made by striking a blank with a die, creating the impression on the obverse and reverse (front and back), and then after being weighed, excess was cut away, along with some of the impression... giving each and every cob its own irregular shape.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” (19mm)
- coin metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with a US dime and one inch ruler for scale
- chain sold separately but shown with a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp found here
This replica was made from a Spanish colonial pirate cob. The original bronze cob was excavated from a medieval sunken pirate ship. The cob was issued during the reigns of Philip II - IV in the seventeenth century, likely Maravedis of Philip III mint in 1605.
Impressed with history!