SWYOR-ECC05D: SWYOR-ECC05D Post Medieval Coin

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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 actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1684
Date to: Circa AD 1687

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 4.7 g
Diameter: 23.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st December 2019 - Friday 31st January 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3597

Materials and construction

Primary material: White metal
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
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

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Pontefract North (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

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.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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