CAM-8C911C: Post-Medieval Coin : Tin Farthing of James II

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Unique ID: CAM-8C911C

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A tin farthing of James II, AD 1685-1688, dating from AD 1684 to 1687.

This coin is corroded and worn and the obverse is less legible than the reverse. Obverse shows an unclear bust right. Obverse legend reads I[AC]OBVS / [SECVN]DVS. Reverse shows Britannia seated left. Reverse legend reads [BR]I[T]AN/[NI]A. Die axis is 6 o'clock. Weight is 5.85g, diameter is 23.1mm, thickness is 3.0mm.

See Spink, COINS OF ENGLAND & THE UNITED KINGDOM, 45TH Edition, 2010, pp. 341, nos. 3420 or 3421.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1684
Date to: Circa AD 1687

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 5.85 g
Diameter: 23.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th July 2015 - Saturday 19th September 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing (tin): James II (S 3420 - 3421)
Obverse description: Unclear bust right
Obverse inscription: I[AC]OBVS / [SECVN]DVS
Reverse description: Britannia seated left
Reverse inscription: [BR]I[T]AN/[NI]A
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Yelling Parish Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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