IOW-C5FC38: Post-Medieval Coin: Twopence of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-C5FC38

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-Medieval silver twopence of James II (1685-1688 AD), minted at London and dated 1686 on coin. Spink: 3416.

Obverse: IACOBVS.II.DEI.GRATIA; Draped a laureate bust left

Reverse: 86.MAG.BR.FR[ ]IB.REX.16; Crowned II

Diameter: 14.30mm. Weight: 0.79g. DA=12:6.

The coin has been pierced four times.

Evidence of reuse: The coin has been pierced four times

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1686
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.79 g
Diameter: 14.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th May 2012

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-5-70

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Twopence
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Twopence: James II (S 3416)
Obverse description: Draped a laureate bust left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS.II.DEI.GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned II
Reverse inscription: 86.MAG.BR.FR[ ]IB.REX.16
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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