WMID-B0D6E1: Post medieval coin: Fourpence of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-B0D6E1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete milled silver fourpence of James II (AD 1685 to AD 1688), dating to the period AD 1687. IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA obverse type depicting a laureate head facing left. MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1687 reverse type depicting a crown over four captial Is. Spink 3414.

Diameter: 18.81 mm
Thickness: 0.97 mm
Weight: 1.8 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.97 mm
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 18.81 mm

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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: Crown over four capital Is
Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 16 87
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Horton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9357
Four figure Latitude: 53.11014007
Four figure longitude: -2.10602227
1:25K map: SJ9357
1:10K map: SJ95NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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