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Lisbon, Portugal, gold cruzado, Afonso V (1438-81, struck 1457-81), dot below cross and ringlet in b

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Lisbon, Portugal, gold cruzado, Afonso V (1438-81, struck 1457-81), dot below cross and ringlet in b
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Lisbon, Portugal, gold cruzado, Afonso V (1438-81, struck 1457-81), dot below cross and ringlet in bottom-right quadrant, legends CRVZATVS : ALFONSVS : QVINTI / ADIVTORIVM : NOSTRVM : IN : NO, rare. Gomes-34.09; Fr-9. 3.50 grams. Salvaged AU with light luster among the intricate details (full on both sides, including legends), choice survivor from the era of Portuguese exploration of the gold-bearing African coast of Ghana, no doubt the source for the metal in this coin. From a late-1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, south of England, with original certificate from the salvor.