LVPL-27D0D8: LVPL-27D0D8

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-27D0D8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A worn late 17th-century Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' halfcrown of James II dated May 1690 AD.

Obv: IACOBVS II DE G[R]ATIA; laureate head left.

Rev: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1690; J R either side of crown with sceptre, XXX above crown, May, below.

Issued as emergency coinage by James II to pay the troops and is known as 'gun money' because it was made from scrap metal. The coins were dated including the month of issue and it was intended that this coinage would be redeemed as soon as James II regained the English throne.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1690

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.9 g
Diameter: 28.28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st October 2010

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Sefton (Metropolitan District)
District: Sefton (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Melling

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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