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LVPL-B55333: Silver shilling of James II, 1685

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Unique ID: LVPL-B55333

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver shilling of James II, 1685. Spink no.3410.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1685

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2008

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Obverse description: Left facing laureate bust
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: 4 crowned shields around a sun
Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1685
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
District: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bronington (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5041
Four figure Latitude: 52.96402
Four figure longitude: -2.745854
1:25K map: SJ5041
1:10K map: SJ54SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: LVPL
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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