LON-F59E55: A Post Medieval copper alloy Irish half penny of James II AD1685-1688.

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Unique ID: LON-F59E55

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A Post Medieval copper alloy Irish half penny of James II AD1685-1688. 

Obverse: Laureate and draped bust left, IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA 

Reverse: Crowned harp, date either side, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 

Dimensions: diameter: 27.42mm; weight: 7.73g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1685
Date to: Circa AD 1688

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.73 g
Diameter: 27.42 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Irish: coin of James II, copper
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust left,
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned harp, date either side,
Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Queenhithe (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Mudlarking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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