1715 Fleet Society Glossary

Definitions for terms used on the 1715 Fleet Society Website, curated by Fleet Society Director Emeritus, Ernie Richards.

Cabo de barra             

Spanish for “end (or head) of the bar”, referring to the manufacturing practice in which planchets for coins were chiseled or sheared from the end of a bar of the precious metal. Corrupted in English to “cob”.

Scroll to Top