LVPL-B1BABE: Post-medieval guinea

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-B1BABE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find 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.

Notes:

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.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

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 1686
Date to: Circa AD 1686

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.5 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st July 2016 - Wednesday 20th July 2016

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Crown (gold)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: Whatley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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