LON-277595: A Post Medieval tin farthing of James II (AD 1685-1688) dated AD 1686.

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Unique ID: LON-277595

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A Post Medieval tin farthing of James II (AD 1685-1688) dated AD 1686. Spink (2002:324 no. 3420). The coin has a central square perforation that would have been filled with a copper alloy plug, which is missing.

Obverse description: A laureate and cuirassed bust of the king in profile facing right
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS SECVNDVS
Reverse description: Britannia seated left, In exergue.
Reverse inscription: BRITANNIA

Edge: NVMMORVM + FAMVLVS + 1686

Dimensions: diameter: 23.54mm; weight: 5.41g.

Henry (1879:12) writes "These tin halfpennies and farthings continued to be coined till 1692. Between March 1684 and January 1692, 344 tons of tin money had been issued, amounting to £65,929 15s. 9d, which is very near 21d. per pound weight. Tin being at that time £65 per ton (or nearly 7d. per pound). The dies were engraved by George Bowers, until his death, February, 1690, and afterwards by Henry Harris and James Roettier."

References: Henry J. 1879. English Coins in Copper, Tin and Bronze. London

Spink and Son Ltd, 2002. Coins of England and the United Kingdom London. Spink and Son Ltd

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: 5.41 g
Diameter: 23.54 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

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: A laureate and cuirassed bust of the king in profile facing right
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS SECVNDVS
Reverse description: Britannia seated left, In exergue.
Reverse inscription: BRITANNIA
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Rotherhithe (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3479
Four figure Latitude: 51.49407113
Four figure longitude: -0.07113608
1:25K map: TQ3479
1:10K map: TQ37NW
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: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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