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LANCUM-88F321: LANCUM-88F321: Gold half guinea of James II

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Unique ID: LANCUM-88F321

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

Half guinea of James II dating from 1688.

Spink 3404


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Post AD 1688
Date to: Ante AD 1688

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21 mm
Width: 21 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 4 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st June 2008

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half guinea (gold)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Obverse description: laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: cruciform shields
Reverse inscription: 88MAG BRFRA ETHIB REX16
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Chester

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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