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DEV-62B391: Post-Medieval coin: Irish gun money shilling of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: DEV-62B391

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Irish 'gun money' shilling of James II, dated 1690 (month unclear).

Gun money coins were made issued during the Irish Williamite war of 1689-1691. The coins were made from old cannon balls and other scrap metal. James II intended to exchange these coins for silver when he reclaimed the throne, but this never happened.

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 1690

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 23 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
Category: Modern
Type: Irish: shilling of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6581-6582)
Obverse description: Bust facing left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crown with two sceptres, J to left, R to right, XII above, J[...] below
Reverse inscription: MAG [BR FRA] ET HIB REX 1690

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: South Hams (District)
Parish or ward: Frogmore and Sherford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX7642
Four figure Latitude: 50.26492314
Four figure longitude: -3.74114869
1:25K map: SX7642
1:10K map: SX72NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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