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Unique ID: SOM-801497
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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 action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 14.42 g
Diameter: 32.8 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th September 2011
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Other reference: SCC receipt 20859
Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
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
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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