IOW-169313: IOW-169313 Post-Medieval Coin: Threepence of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-169313

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A post-Medieval silver threepence of James II (1685-1688), minted at London and dated 1687 on coin. Spink: 3415.


Obverse: IACOBVS •II• DEO GRATIA; Laureate bust left

Reverse: MAG • BR • FRA • ET • HIB • REX • 1687; Crown above III


Diameter: 17.2mm. Weight: 1.33g. DA=12:6.


The coin has been folded as a 'love token'.

Evidence of reuse: folded as a ‘love token’

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 1687
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.33 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th November 2012

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-1-561

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Threepence: James II (S 3415)
Obverse description: Laureate bust left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS •II• DEO GRATIA
Reverse description: Crown above III
Reverse inscription: MAG • BR • FRA • ET • HIB • REX • 1687
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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 323

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Audit data

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

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