DOR-C79965: James II half guinea

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Unique ID: DOR-C79965

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A Post-Medieval gold Half-Guinea of James II (1685 - 1688), dating to AD 1686.
Reference: Spink (2015) p 353 no 3404.
Diameter: 20.53 mm
Weight: 3.86 g
Die Axis: 6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1686

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.86 g
Diameter: 20.53 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 018062

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Guinea (gold)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Half-guinea: James II (S 3404 - 3405)
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing left
Obverse inscription: JACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned cruciform shields with sceptres in between
Reverse inscription: 1686 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Stourpaine (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8509
Four figure Latitude: 50.88029529
Four figure longitude: -2.21458346
1:25K map: ST8509
1:10K map: ST80NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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 2015 Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 50th edition London Spink and Son Ltd 353 3404

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Audit data

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

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