WAW-9800CE: Post Medieval coin: half crown of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-9800CE

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy "gun money" half crown of James II (AD 1685-1688), dating to AD 1689. Crown with cross sceptre reverse with value XXX above. Coin is chipped around the edge. 

See record NARC-19789D for a discussion on the intended use of these such coins. 

Overall dimensions: 30.77mm diameter; 2.33mm thickness; and weight 9.76g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1689

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.33 mm
Weight: 9.76 g
Diameter: 30.77 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Irish: halfcrown of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6579-6580)
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust left.
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS.II.DEI.GRATIA
Reverse description: Crown with cross sceptre with value above, J/R to sides.
Reverse inscription: 1689 MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX. // XXX // Oct.
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Henley-in-Arden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1565
Four figure Latitude: 52.28294025
Four figure longitude: -1.78154056
1:25K map: SP1565
1:10K map: SP16NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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