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Copper Spanish Coin
Two maravedis copper coin probably dating to the late 1600s, found near the governor's house excavations. This coin was actually minted in Spain. It is called a cob coin because it was cut from a rough cylinder, or "cob" of copper, and them stamped with a lion on one side, and a castle on the other side. This coin would have little economic value in New Spain, but it may have carried sentimental value. This coin is one of the few artifacts recovered at Los Adaes that actually was made in Spain. Its dimensions are 2.00 x 1.89 cm.
Photo credit: Don Sepulvado
Source: Williamson Museum, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana