Coy (Coordinates: Latitude - 37° 57' 0 N, Longitude - 1° 48' 0 W) is a town within the municipality of Lorca, in the Spanish province of Murcia. It has a population of 512 and is located 24 miles north of Lorca. Previously known for their supply of metals, they are now known for their wine and traditional crafts.
Coy has antiquitarial history. The town possesses a large quantity of archaeological remains, such as Cerro de Las Viñas (translated means The Hill of the Vineyards), a town from the Bronze Age of international interest. There is also the Fuentecica, an Iberian necropolis where a famous steel pillar was located called the León of Coy which now resides in the Archaeological Museum of Murcia. The Hamlet, a Roman town where a sculpture of the Roman god Mercury was held, was also part of Coy with the statue now residing in the Archaeological Museum of Lorca With the Muslem faith so dominate in the region for a period, a Moor enclave from the Kingdom of Murcia devoted themselves to agriculture. Their castle controlled an extensive territory. After the Reconquista, it turned into a frontier territory with the Kingdom of Granada. Alfonso X of Castile made it a sister site to the city of Lorca. His castle and step was destroyed by the dominion of Sancho Manuel, son of Juan Manuel, Duke of Peñafiel in the 14th century, similar to the dominion of the Riquelme. Coy was the third most important center of the municipality after Lorca and Port Louvres, going so far as building their own convent. Over time the lead and silver mines became exhausted and due to the lack of communication the town's once rich resource has since been forgotten.
Some homes are built on the hillside with narrow streets, slopes and alleys between. The Hill of The Vineyards (Town argárico) and the Church of San Jose of Coy (Baroque) play an important role to the town people.