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Eight Escudos, Carlos IV Doubloon

Mexican
Spanish Colonial Issue
1791


Mint: Mexico City, Mexico

Accession Number

2004.1263

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

Obv: CAROL · IIII · D · G · HISP · ET IND · R · / · 1791 · around bust to right
Rev: IN · UTROQ · FELIX · · AUSPICE · DEO · / · [Mexico City mint mark] · · FM · around circular design enclosing crowned heraldic shield with 8 to the left and S to the right
Edge: milled

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse