Portugal, Afonso V the African, 1438 - 1481
Ceuta, on the coast of , was captured by Portugal in 1415 from the Kingdom of Fez. Due to its large Spanish population, it was the only city in the Portuguese Empire that sided with Spain when Portugal regained its independence in 1640 and the War of Restoration ensued. Ceuta was formally ceded to Spain in 1668.
A ceitil is one-sixth of a real. A few badly corroded similar Portuguese copper ceitils were found by the archaeologists who discovered Fernando De Soto's first winter campsite, near Tallahassee, Florida. They also found crossbow quarrel points and rings of chainmail.ME77344. Copper ceitil, cf. 982, MEC 6 Iberian Peninsula 1020 - 1059, F, , chip, 1.528 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 0o, , Ceuta mint, 1438 - 1481; + REX PORTUGALIE ALGA (or similar, of Portugal and Algarve), with arms of Portugal; + ALFOS CEPT ET DOM (or similar, Alfonso Lord of Ceuta), castle of three towers, ramparts, base line and wave below; very ; $60.00 (€53.40)
, c. 430 - c. 490 A.D.
, 68 - 72, pl. III, 35 - 36, F, 0.550 g, maximum 10.4 mm, 270o, N. mint, c. 430 - c. 490 A.D.; right or horse left; tree with fruit; SOLD
Vandal Kingdom, , Thrasamund, 496 - 523 A.D.
Under Thrasamund the Vandal kingdom declined and lost control of nearly all of modern Algeria to the Berbers. In his last year, the important city of was sacked. On the other hand, he maintained a firm grip on the heartland of the kingdom (modern Tunisia and eastern Algeria). He also ended many years of Christian persecution, which improved relations with the . ME35900. Bronze
, p. 418, 20, aF, 0.970 g, maximum 10.9 mm, 315o, mint, [DNRC], diademed right; standing left, in right; SOLD
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