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Does "Hispan te Ind Rex NG 8R P" mean something like "King of Spain and the Indies"? What would be a more accurate translation? Thank you!

"PLATO BRONCE ESCUDO HISPAN TE IND REX NG 8R P"

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    I'm not positive, but the "te" seems like a typo, which would be hilarious on a replica piece. There are a lot more Google hits for "HISPAN ET IND"
    – brianpck
    Feb 21 at 17:10

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This would seem to be a typo. The correct inscription would be:

HISPAN[IARUM] ET IND[IARUM] REX
King of Spain and the Indies
N[UEVA] G[RANADA] 8 R[EALES] P
New Granada, 8 Real, P

I'm not sure what the P stands for. (Maybe it stands for one peso, which is worth eight real?) But HISPAN ET IND REX is a very standard legend from coins of this era.

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  • Thank you so much for your answer !
    – Maurice
    Feb 22 at 12:17

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