SOM-801497: Post-medieval coin: Irregular halfcrown of James II (plated copy)

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Unique ID: SOM-801497

Object type certainty: Certain
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An irregular post-medieval silver half crown of James II (1685-1688), dated 1687 AD on coin, cf. Spink 3408.

The plating is thick, but the underlying base metal core can be seen showing through in places.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 14.42 g
Diameter: 32.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th September 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 20859

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Halfcrown: James II (3408 - 3409)
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust facing left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned national shield arranged in cruciform around rayed circle containing cross
Reverse inscription: MAG. /BR. FRA. /ET. HIB/ REX. 16/87.
Initial mark: Around edge: + . DECVS . ET . TVTAMVN : ANNO . REG
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: West Crewkerne

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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