WILT-257D63: Post-medieval coin: Halfpenny of James II

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Unique ID: WILT-257D63

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A copper-alloy post-Medieval halfpenny of James II dating to AD 1685-1687, measuring 29.7mm and weighing 12.61g. It is likely to be genuine tin, as there is a copper plug on the reverse over Britannia's left hand (Cf Spink, 39th Edition, pg 319).

Obverse: Laureate bust facing right, IACOBVS SECVNDVS

Reverse: Britannia seated facing left, BRITANNIA

Reference: Spink 3419

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1685
Date to: Exactly AD 1687

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 12.61 g
Diameter: 29.7 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1588

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Secondary material: Copper
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Halfpenny (tin): James II (S 3419)
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IA[COB]V[S S]ECVNDVS
Reverse description: Britannia seated facing left
Reverse inscription: BRITA[NNIA]
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Marden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0857
Four figure Latitude: 51.31205858
Four figure longitude: -1.88660748
1:25K map: SU0857
1:10K map: SU05NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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

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