CAM-3AA228: Post-Medieval coin : A worn golden guinea of James II.

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-3AA228

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A worn golden guinea of James II, AD 1685-1688, dating to AD 1685. The flan has a milled edge. Obverse shows a laureate head left. Obverse legend reads IACOBVS. II. DEI. GRATIA. Reverse shows a cruciform, which consists of four crowned shields with sceptres in the angles. Reverse legend reads 16-85. MAG-ER. FRA- ET. HIB- REX. Die axis is 6 o'clock. Weight: 8.16g, Diameter: 25.23mm, Thickness: 1.03mm.

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 1685
Date to: Circa AD 1685

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.03 mm
Weight: 8.16 g
Diameter: 25.23 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Guinea (gold)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Guinea: James II (S 3400 - 3403)
Obverse description: Laureate head left.
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS. II. DEI. GRATIA.
Reverse description: A cruciform which consists of four crowned shields with sceptres in the angles.
Reverse inscription: 16-85. MAG- ER. FRA- ET. HIB- REX.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
To be known as: South Kesteven District Area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Updated: 2 years ago

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