LEIC-7CB1D5: silver half penny of james II

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Unique ID: LEIC-7CB1D5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post-medieval silver half penny of James II, minted in 1685.

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 1685

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 6.18 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th March 2011

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Silver: James II, not further defined (S 3406 - 3417)
Obverse description: Draped and laureate bust left
Obverse inscription: DEI GRATIA IACO[BVS]II
Reverse description: Irish harp below English crown, 1685 above harp
Reverse inscription: [...]AG[...]TRA[...]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Rutland

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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