1685 Halfpenny of 13 Strings
Ireland under James II, 1685-1691. A 1685 Halfpenny of 13 Strings, S.6576; KM.92, 7.43 g., 26 mm., medal orientation, edge grained right. Laureate bust of James II left, legend around IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA, with the pellets slightly above ground level. Rev. crowned harp of 13 strings divides date, 16 85. Legend around, MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX, with pellets slightly above the line drawn connecting the bottoms of the letters in the legend. X well clear and just past top of 1; 8 and 5 just clear harp equally. Point of harp touches inside first seraph of A.
Very Fine, good flan, strike, and surfaces. $450.
Ex Richard Vlack via Richard August late 1970\’s.