WMID-83F5F2: Post Medieval coin: Probable Irish halfpenny of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-83F5F2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy, probably Irish halfpenny of James II (AD 1685 to AD 1691). Probably Spink p 167, no 6575.

Diameter: 25.8 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 5.0 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 1685
Date to: Circa AD 1691

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 5 g
Diameter: 25.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Type: Irish: halfpenny of James II, copper, regular coinage (S 6576)
Obverse description: Laureate bust left
Obverse inscription: [ ]GRATIA
Reverse description: Probably a crowned harp
Reverse inscription: illegible
Initial mark: -
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stoke upon Tern (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6629
Four figure Latitude: 52.85740937
Four figure longitude: -2.50639618
1:25K map: SJ6629
1:10K map: SJ62NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst out metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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