WMID-1B43B4: Post Medieval coin: shilling of James II

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Unique ID: WMID-1B43B4

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A Post Medieval silver shilling of James II (AD 1685-88). Dating to AD 1685. Spink no. 3410.

Obverse: [...]II DEI [...]

Reverse: 16/85 . MAG./BR. FRA./ ET. HIB/ REX.

Overall dimensions: 24.9mm in diameter and 5.09g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1685

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.09 g
Diameter: 24.9 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Shilling: James II (S 3410 - 3411)
Obverse description: Laureate bust left.
Obverse inscription: [...]II. DEI[...]
Reverse description: Crowned cruciform shields.
Reverse inscription: 16/85. MAG./ BR. FRA./ ET. HIB/ REX.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Acton Burnell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5201
Four figure Latitude: 52.60465164
Four figure longitude: -2.71019967
1:25K map: SJ5201
1:10K map: SJ50SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2001 Coins of England and the United Kingdom London Spink and Son Ltd 41st edition, p. 323 no. 3410

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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