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James II 1685 tin Farthing

James II (1685-88), tin Farthing, 1685, laureate and cuirassed bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, IACOBVS. SECVNDVS, rev. Britannia seated left on globe with shield, holding spear and branch, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITAN NIA. edge inscribed in raised letters, NVMMORVM* FAMVLVS* 1685, weight 5.63g (Peck 546; S.3420). Toned with a little lustre, a few small carbon spots each side, otherwise extremely fine for this issue and extremely rare.

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "James the Second," and on the reverse "of the Britons" and on the edge "the servant of the coinage."

Provenance:

Ex R A Hoblyn, Sotheby, 7th December 1906, lot 150pt.

Ex Slaney Collection, part I, Spink Coin Auction, 15th May 2003, lot 250.

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