1065678 | BOLIVIA. Philip III.
(King, 1598-1621). (1605-13) ND-P R (Baltasar Ramos Leceta, Assayer) AR 8 Reales. NGC XF40.
Potosi. 26.76gm. PHILIPPVS (PHILIPVS or PHYLYPVS) III D.G. HISPANIARVM. Crowned shield of arms /
Arms of Castile and Leon. KM 10; Calico 912; Cayón 4846; Menzel Po-144.
Ex Kempen Hoard.
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The Kempen Hoard (De Kempen Schatvondst) consisted of hundreds of silver and gold coins unearthed by a metal detectorist near the end of a long day's search. Just before ending their days search, an initial faint signal turned up an unmistakable object, followed by a surprisingly strong signal revealing a large number of coins.
Examples of coins discovered were a Noble of Henry VI of England, to a Lion Daalder (Leeuwendaalder) of Zeeland dated 1616. While this hoard consisted mainly of coins from Spain, England and the Netherlands, there were also specimens from Portugal, France, the Spanish possessions in South America, the German States, the Italian States and Hungary.
The find also illustrated how widely international trade flourished between the 16th and 17th century powers. In 1621 the Twelve Years' Truce ended and hostilities between Spain and the rebellious Netherlands resumed. Speculation has suggested that perhaps the original owner was a wealthy merchant who hid his possessions in order to protect them from the troubles of their era.