IOW-0E3E0A: Post-Medieval Coin: Shilling of James II

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Unique ID: IOW-0E3E0A

Object type certainty: Certain
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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.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 1685
Date to: Exactly AD 1685

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.91 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 28th December 2017 - Thursday 28th December 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-6

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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