PUBLIC-034911: Post-medieval coin: Fourpence of James II

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-034911

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval silver fourpence of James II (1685-1688). Spink 3414, dated 1687 (on coin). Mint of London (Tower). Spink (2009, 328).

It measures 18.95mm in diameter, 0.96mm in thickness, and weighs 1.79g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1687
Date to: Exactly AD 1687

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.96 mm
Weight: 1.79 g
Diameter: 18.95 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 31st March 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PastfindersI

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Fourpence
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Fourpence: James II (S 3414)
Obverse description: Laureate head facing left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned Roman numeral IIII; above, dividing the date, a crown
Reverse inscription: 16-87 . MAG. BR. FRA. ET . HIB REX .
Initial mark: None
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Near Lewes

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2008 Coins of England & The United Kingdom, 43rd Edition London Spink 328 3414

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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