SWYOR-F09331: swyor-f09331 james II penny

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-F09331

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A post medieval copper alloy coin; an Irish half penny of James II (1685-1691), regular coinage isssue, dating from 1685-1688. It is 25.2mm in diameter and 1.7mm thick. It weighs 5.6gm. For reference, see Spink (2003), Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands, number 6576.

Notes:

Recorded at a rally.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 5.6 g
Diameter: 25.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 26th September 2009

Rally details.

This object was found at Tickhill 2009

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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
Obverse description: A laureate bust of the king, facing left.
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: A large harp, crowned.
Reverse inscription: illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Tickhill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6095
Four figure Latitude: 53.448357
Four figure longitude: -1.098046
1:25K map: SK6095
1:10K map: SK69NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Skingley, P. 2002 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink & Son Ltd number 6576

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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