LVPL-07D5F7: Coin

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-07D5F7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy late 17th-century Irish copper-alloy 'gun money shilling' of James II, Dublin or Limerick mint, dated January 1689 AD (Seaby 6581M).

Obverse: IACOBVS DEI GRATIA; laureate and draped bust left.

Reverse: 1689 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX: Crown over sceptres dividing JR, XXX above, May below.

These were official tokens issued in Ireland when James II was attempting to recover the English throne and were ultimately intended to be exchanged for silver coins of equivalent value. They were made from old cannon, bells and scrap metal. James failed in his attempt and the coins were never exchanged.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1689

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.71 mm
Weight: 4.3 g
Diameter: 24.51 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust left.
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crown over sceptres dividing JR, XXX above, May below.
Reverse inscription: 1689 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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