WMID-6E4D12: Posst Medieval Coin: Sixpence of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-6E4D12

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver hammered sixpence of James II (1685-1688). Mint is London. Obverse is very worn but a crowned bust facing left is just discernable. Obverse legend illegible. Reverse is worn but a harp just visible. Reverse legend illegible. Diameter: 20.16mm. Thickness: 0.58mm. Weight: 1.2g. Die Axis: uncertain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1685
Date to: Exactly AD 1688

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.58 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 20.16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th March 2013

Rally details.

This object was found at Darliston Rally, 17.3.2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Darliston Ticket no 49

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Sixpence: James II (S 3412 - 3413)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Harp
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Prees (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5733
Four figure Latitude: 52.892719
Four figure longitude: -2.640582
1:25K map: SJ5733
1:10K map: SJ53SE
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 9 years ago

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