Silver coin: Denomination: Halfcrown
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 halfcrown was a 2 shilling and 6 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.
Raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI PRIMO
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Dr William Howat, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
32 mm (Outside Diameter), 14.563 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3408 Pages