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WAW-CE7643: Post Medieval coin: Irish shilling of James II.

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-CE7643

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

Post Medieval coin: Irish shilling of James II (1685-1691) minted in Dublin or Limerick and is part of the 'Gunmoney' coinage minted between 1689 and 1690.

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 1690

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.7 g
Diameter: 25.06 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Thursday 31st May 2012

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Obverse description: Bust facing left.
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crown with crossed sceptres. J and R either side. Should be a XII and month below but these are not visible.
Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET [H]IB [REX]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Evesham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0445
Four figure Latitude: 52.10332
Four figure longitude: -1.943015
1:25K map: SP0445
1:10K map: SP04NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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