8 Reales 16(52), PoRAS, Nuevo
Reino. 25.436 grams / gramos.
Obverse: quartered shield with arms
of Castile and Leon, pomegranate at bottom of shield. Reverse: Pillars with waves below. NoR mintmark
above the waves. PLVS ULTRA completely spelled out in three
lines. Assayer PoRAS reading upward along outside edge of
left pillar. R/L M46-10, L/R M46S-10, C&T Type 102.
is an early example of the pillars and waves design 8 reales.
Only the first two digits, 16, of the date are visible. Based
upon the style of the crowns atop the pillars the coin was stuck
between the years 1651 to 1653. In Restrepo/Lasser the assayer
initials PoRAS are recorded only for 1652, so tentatively we date
the coin 1652. PLVS ULTRA is
complete, with all but part of the S showing.|