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Unique ID: LVPL-B1BABE
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A gilded possibly silver forgery of a James II guinea used with a Charles II reverse.
Obverse: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA; Laureate bust left.
Reverse: 1686 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX; crowned cruciform shields.
This forged coin has been reported by the finder to have been found near known forger's caves.
To read more on forgeries through time see http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/themes/money/fakes_and_forgeries.aspx.
This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 4.5 g
Diameter: 25 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st July 2016 - Wednesday 20th July 2016
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Denomination: Crown (gold)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Type: Guinea: James II (S 3400 - 3403)
Obverse description: Laureate bust left.
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned cruciform shields.
Reverse inscription: 1686 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
No references cited so far.