SWYOR-D2A256: SWYOR-D2A256 Post Medieval Coin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-D2A256

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A copper alloy coin dating from the Post Medieval period: an Irish halfpenny of James II (AD 1685-1691), dated 1687. Spink (2003) no. 6576, p. 167. The coin has a diameter of 25.2mm, and a thickness of 1.7mm. It weighs 7.59g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Exactly AD 1687
Date to: Exactly AD 1687

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 7.59 g
Diameter: 25.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th May 2019 - Sunday 5th May 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3424

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Type: Irish: halfpenny of James II, copper, regular coinage (S 6576)
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing left
Obverse inscription: IACO[BVS. II.] DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned harp
Reverse inscription: [MAG. BR. F]RA. ET. HIB. REX 1687 in field
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Benniworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2183
Four figure Latitude: 53.33008911
Four figure longitude: -0.18454183
1:25K map: TF2183
1:10K map: TF28SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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