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Unique ID: IOW-602512
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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’
Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 2.57 g
Diameter: 20.4 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th February 2014
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Other reference: IOW2014-2-181
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
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
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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