SUR-873BC3: Post medieval coin: Gun money shilling of James II

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Unique ID: SUR-873BC3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Irish 'gun-money' shilling of James II minted in June 1690.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1690
Date to: Exactly AD 1690

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.36 g
Diameter: 23.56 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: B12-335

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Obverse description: Laureate bust of James II facing left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crown and sceptres between IR
Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1690
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Burghfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6771
Four figure Latitude: 51.434048
Four figure longitude: -1.037558
1:25K map: SU6771
1:10K map: SU67SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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