1 Quarto or Quart, Issued by James Spittles, Gibraltar, 1820
Mint not recorded
Lion seated facing left holding a key in its right paw; around above, PAYABLE AT JAMES SPITTLE'S; below, GIBRALTAR
Tower of Honour of the Moorish Castle, around above, VALE UN QUARTO; in exergue, 1820
The Moorish Castle, of which the Tower of Homage and terraces are depicted on the token, was originally built in the 8th century AD.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
4.47 g (Weight)
KM#Tn8 Pridmore 26
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1960. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.