LIN-B29BA3: Post-medieval gunmoney

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-B29BA3

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

A complete struck/hammered copper alloy Irish Shilling of James II (1685 to 1691). Issued as part of the 'brass money' or 'gunmoney' coinage in December 1689, either at Dublin or Limerick mint.

Notes:

These were official tokens issued in Ireland when James was attempting to recover the English throne and and were supposed 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
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1689

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 6.79 g
Diameter: 24.5 mm

Discovery dates

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

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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
Mint or issue place: London
Type: Irish: shilling of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6581-6582)
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust of James II, facing left.
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crown over sceptres dividing J R. X[II] above.
Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1689
Initial mark: -
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Wellingore (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9855
Four figure Latitude: 53.083237
Four figure longitude: -0.538355
1:25K map: SK9855
1:10K map: SK95NE
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: LIN
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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