Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, "Maria" type, 1694(M), rare.

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Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales,  Maria  type, 1694(M), rare.
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Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, "Maria" type, 1694(M), rare. KM-206; CT-436. 21.6 grams. Nicely toned XF with full centers (the shield double-struck), bold R-8 flanking cross, mintmark S to left of shield, but best of all is the date 1694 (middle digits bold) at 6 o'clock in legend, part of edge crude (as made). Note this brief type with queen-regent's monogram was intentionally issued at a lower weight-standard after a monetary reform in 1686. Pedigreed to the Cayon auction of December, 2008, with original lot-card #1523.