Silver coin: Denomination: Shilling
Tower Mint, London
King James II (1685-1688)
During this reign no special signs to denote the source of the silver used to produce the coins were used. A shilling was a 12 pence coin.
Laureate and draped bust of James II facing left; around, IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Four crowned shields, bearing the arms of England Scotland France and Ireland, arranged to form a cross; at centre, Star of the Garter; around, MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB REX 1685, the date being divided by the crown above the English shield.
Diagonal milling, ///
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
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
Type of item
25 mm (Outside Diameter), 6.056 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3410 Pages