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Unique ID: PUBLIC-3D24FA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver milled shilling of James II (1685-1688), minted in London. Dated 1685.

Obverse: [IACOBVS] II] DEI GRATIA; Laureate and draped bust left.

Reverse: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 16/ 85 ; Crowned shields forming a cross.

Diameter: 25.5mm Weight 5.7grms

Spink Coins of England 2018, page 359, reference 3410

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.68 g
Diameter: 25.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 8th June 2019

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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: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Powys (Unitary Authority)
District: Powys (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Montgomery (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO2297
Four figure Latitude: 52.56521501
Four figure longitude: -3.15215628
1:25K map: SO2297
1:10K map: SO29NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2016 Coin of England and the United Kingdom 51 London Spink and Son Ltd 359 3410

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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