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(without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... The fourth and last part of this series of papers embraces the
period from 1730 A.d. to the present time. The third part ended
about the middle of the reign of King D.Joao V., which reign
extendedfrom 1706 to 1750; but as the coinage of this king consists
of a large variety of types, I reserved some of them for
consideration in this part. The long interval that has elapsed
since the presentation of the third paper, having, however, brought
to light several obsolete specimens of inedited designs belonging
to times before alluded to, I have been obliged to recede a step to
describe them first, attributing them to their proper time and
places in chronological sequence, and then resume the course thus
interrupted. These frequent additions, often out of order, to the
series of coins, indicate once again the many gaps that exist, and
the chance one has still by persevering researches of filling them
up. To begin, then, with the coins appertaining to periods already
referred to, we have, first of all, a copper piece appropriated to
the time of the viceroyalty of D. Joao de Castro, from 1545 to
1548. This is the bazarucco, struck at the rate of 25 pardaos a
quintal, whereby that viceroy reduced to the market value the
abnormal rate of 36 pardaos ordered by his predecessor. The
specimen in my cabinet (see Plate VI., fig. 1, ) is considerably
worn out, clipped and slightly corroded, having been for years
underground, as shown by its state of patination. It weighs now 65
grains Troy, the original weight was 168 Portuguese grains, the
proportion between the two metrical systems being 5 Troy grains
equal to 6 Portuguese ones. Mr. Aragao, in the appendix to his
beforementioned work, * says of this coin: --" To the Government of
D. Joao de Castro, by the description given at pag...
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