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Coin from Portugal

Coin from Portugal

Description:

Coin from Portugal, during the reign of Alfonso V, 1438 – 1481. Found in Bristols floating harbour in 1911. Coins found in the mud show that Bristol was trading with Portugal.

Date: 1438 - 1481

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Coin from Seville, Spain

Coin from Seville, Spain

Description:

Coin from Seville, Spain, from the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, 1478 – 1504. Found in Bristol’s floating harbour. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella sponsored the voyage of the explorer Christopher Columbus. Coins found in the mud show Bristol was trading with Spain.

Date: 1478 - 1504

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:28.172

Plan of Bristol, the Mayors Calendar

A plan of Bristol

Description:

Plan of Bristol from the Mayors Calendar, late 15th century.The Mayors Calendar is a manuscript book, compiled by the mayor of Bristols assistant, Robert Ricart. The book gives an account of the history of England and in particular, the story of the foundation of Bristol by the heroes Brennus and Belinus, characters from Roman mythical stories.

Creator: Robert Ricart

Date: 15th century

Copyright: Copyright BCC Record Office

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