HAMP-DE03C1: Post-Medieval Coin: Irish Halfpenny of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-DE03C1

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A copper alloy post-medieval Irish halfpenny of James II (1685-1691) dating to 1686. Obverse: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA around laureate bust right. Reverse: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX around crowned harp, dated 1686. Spink 6576.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by a museum - not a Treasure case

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1686
Date to: Exactly AD 1686

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.85 mm
Weight: 6.95 g
Diameter: 26.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 1970 - Friday 31st December 1999

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Collections AY 568
Museum accession number: WINCM: AY 568.635

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Type: Irish: halfpenny of James II, copper, regular coinage (S 6576)
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS∙II DEI∙GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned harp, 1686 in field
Reverse inscription: MAG∙BR∙FRA∙ET∙HIB∙REX
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Cheriton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5828
Four figure Latitude: 51.04842944
Four figure longitude: -1.17396369
1:25K map: SU5828
1:10K map: SU52NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd 167 6576

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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