ESS-2D2F06: Post Medieval coin: Guinea of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-2D2F06

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval gold guinea of James II (1685-1688), dated 1685 AD on coin. Spink (2004, pg. 320), no. 3400.

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Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.25 mm
Weight: 8.25 g
Diameter: 25.25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 28th February 2013 - Monday 4th March 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7394

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Guinea (gold)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Guinea: James II (S 3400 - 3403)
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned shields arranged in cross, sceptre in saltire between
Reverse inscription: REX.16/85 . MAG / BR . FRA/ ET . HIB/
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
To be known as: Elmdon

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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