CAM-CBB482: Post-Medieval coin : A gunmoney shilling of James II, dating to 1689.

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Unique ID: CAM-CBB482

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An Irish copper-alloy gunmoney shilling of James II (1685-1691), dating to August 1689 (Spink S6581C). Ref: Spink 2003: 169-70.

Obverse shows a laureate head facing left. Obverse legend reads: IACOBVS. II. – DEI GRATIA. Reverse shows a crown over crossed two sceptres (similar to the imagery used on farthings of his father Charles I), XII above, ‘J’ to the left, ‘R’ to the right and ‘AUG’ below. Reverse legend reads: 1889 (at the 12 o’clock position).MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX. Die axis is 12 o’clock. Weight is 6.21g, diameter is 25.6mm, thickness is 1.7mm.

This is the first example of a piece of gunmoney recorded by the PAS from Cambridgeshire.

Notes:

Working note *25.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

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
Date to: Exactly AD 1689

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 6.21 g
Diameter: 25.6 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Type: Irish: shilling of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6581-6582)
Obverse description: Laurate head left.
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS. II. – DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Two swords (or sceptres) crossed through a crown (similar to the imagery used on farthings of his father Charles I) XII above, ‘J’ to the left, ‘R’ to the right and ‘AUG’ below.
Reverse inscription: 1889 .MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX.
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Bottisham (Civil Parish)

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd

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Updated: 2 months ago

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