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Coin - Threepence, James II, Great Britain, 1685 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25825

Summary:
Silver coin: Denomination: Threepence
Tower Mint, London
King James II (1685-1688)

These coins are commonly known as a Maundy coin although it is probable that only the penny denomination was used in the Maundy ceremony at that time.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.453 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - England
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: English
DateEra: 1685 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: Laureate head of James II facing left; around, IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Reverse Description: At centre, below a crown, the Roman numeral III; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1685
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King James II, London, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London

The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3415 Pages

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