WILT-C35D53: Post-Medieval coin : Tin farthing of James II

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Unique ID: WILT-C35D53

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A Post-Medieval tin farthing (with copper alloy central plug) of James II (1685-1688). It measures 23mm in diameter, weighs 7.7g, is exceedingly worn, corroded, and edge details are lost.

Obverse: Laureate cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Britannia standing left

Date: 1685-7

Reference: Spink 3420

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.7 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2012 - Sunday 5th August 2012

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Salisbury Museum Entry Form No.3884

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing (tin): James II (S 3420 - 3421)
Obverse description: Laureate cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [IAC] O [BVS] S[ECVNDVS]
Reverse description: Britannia standing left
Reverse inscription: [BRITAN NIA]

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Marlborough

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Seaby, B.A. 1999 Coins of England and the United Kingdom London Spink and Son Ltd 3420

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Audit data

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

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