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Unique ID: IOW-0E3E0A
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A complete and worn post-Medieval silver shilling of James II (1685-1688), minted at London. The date is largely illegible but probably 1685.
Obverse: [IACOBVS II] DEI [GRATIA]; Laureate and draped bust left.
Reverse: 85 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 16; Crowned shields forming a cross.
Diameter: 25.0mm. Weight: 4.91g. DA=12:6.
Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 4.91 g
Diameter: 25 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 28th December 2017 - Thursday 28th December 2017
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Other reference: IOW2018-1-6
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Type: Shilling: James II (S 3410 - 3411)
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust left
Obverse inscription: [IACOBVS II] DEI [GRATIA]
Reverse description: Crowned shields forming a cross
Reverse inscription: 85 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 16
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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