BH-B2F627: Post-Medieval coin: farthing of James II

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Unique ID: BH-B2F627

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An incomplete tin farthing of James II (1685-1688).

Dimensions: 22.8mm diameter, 2.8mm thick; weight: 4.61g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1685
Date to: Exactly AD 1687

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 4.61 g
Diameter: 22.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th September 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Thesaurus group at Offley, Hertfordshire, September 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/201 - 30

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing (tin): James II (S 3420 - 3421)
Obverse description: Laureate, draped bust right.
Obverse inscription: IAC[OBVS SECVNDVS]
Reverse description: Britannia seated left.
Reverse inscription: [BRITANNIA]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Offley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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Updated: 10 years ago

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