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BUC-B0E870: Groat of 1687

Rights Holder: Buckinghamshire County Council
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Unique ID: BUC-B0E870

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A silver fourpence of James II

Evidence of reuse: Hole

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1687

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.44 mm
Width: 23.36 mm
Thickness: 2.47 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th March 2005

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Silver fourpence
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing left
Obverse inscription: JACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: IIII crowned
Reverse inscription: MAG FRA ET HIB REX 1687

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Newton Longville

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers event at Newton Longville
Current location: Retained by finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Kitchen, G.M., Sinclair, M. and Skingley, P. 2004 Coins of England and The United Kingdom Spink and Sons Ltd 323 no 3414.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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