8 Reales of Charles IV, countermarked by George III of England Artist: Unknown
Ruler: Charles IV, King of Spain, Spanish, 1748–1819, ruled 1788–1808
Ruler: George III, King of Great Britain, British, 1738–1820, ruled 1760–1820




26.95 g, 12:00, 39.5 mm

Credit Line

Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Bequest of the Reverend William H. Owen, B.A. 1897, Collection

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18th century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: CAROLVS IV DEI GRATIA 1790. Laureate bust of Charles IV r. Countermarked by bust of George III r.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: HISPAN ET IND REX ME 8R IJ. Crowned shield. Castles in bottom r and top l of shield. Lion rampant in top r and bottom l of shield. Smaller designs in center and at bottom of shield. Pillars to l and r of shield with banner reading PLUS ULTRA.


Reverend William H. Owen, to 1938; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., 1938–2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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coins, money, reales

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