The Lyall Collection of Cut and Countermarked Coins

Date of Auction: 25th September 2018

Sold for £40

Estimate: £50 - £80

Jamaica, Spanish Administration, Four Maravedis of Santo Domingo, rev. countermarked with a papal key, raised within a shaped indent c. pre-1582, later countermarked with an incuse anchor, c. 1582, to revalue to 1/11th of a Réal, 2.91g/44.9gr. Coin fine for issue, countermarks better £50-80


Provenance: Bt R. Brandon 1982.

The anchor was a part of the arms of the Columbus family. The countermark was authorised under the authority of the Marquis of Jamaica, a member of that family. This coin and the following three lots were all local finds in Jamaica