IOW-602512: Post-Medieval Coin: Sixpence of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-602512

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete annd worn post-Medieval silver sixpence of James II (1685-1688), dated 1686 on coin and minted at London. Spink: 3412.


Obverse: IACOBVS . II.-DEI . GRATIA; Laureate and draped bust left


Reverse: 86. MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB. REX.16; Crowned crests of England, Ireland, France and Scotland

Diameter: 20.4mm. Weight: 2.57g. DA=12:6.

The coin has been folded and modified as a 'love-token'.

Evidence of reuse: The coin has been folded and modified as a ‘love token’

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1686
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.57 g
Diameter: 20.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th February 2014

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-2-181

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
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: Laureate and draped bust left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS . II.-DEI . GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned crests of England, Ireland, France and Scotland
Reverse inscription: 86. MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB. REX.16;
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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