Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).
Unique ID: SWYOR-ECC05D
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A tin post-Medieval farthing probably of James II dating from AD 1684-1687. It has a lozenge shaped copper alloy plug in the centre.(Compare Spink, 46th Edition, pg 347, number 3420). The edge of the coin is damaged. It is 23.5mm diameter, 2.3mm thick and 4.7g.
This coin has been coated by the finder post-recovery to help prevent it flaking.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 4.7 g
Diameter: 23.5 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st December 2019 - Friday 31st January 2020
This information is restricted for your access level.
Other reference: PAS form number 3597
Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Type: Farthing (tin): James II (S 3420 - 3421)
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [IACOBVS SECVNDVS]
Reverse description: Britannia seated left
Reverse inscription: [BRITANNIA]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
4 Figure: SE4623
Four figure Latitude: 53.70141555
Four figure longitude: -1.30471014
1:25K map: SE4623
1:10K map: SE42SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
No references cited so far.