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SF-A395C7: Coin

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
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Unique ID: SF-A395C7

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

An Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' shilling of James II, dated on the coin to June 1690.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.5 g
Diameter: 23.54 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st April 2014

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
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Irish: shilling of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6581-6582)
Obverse description: Laureate bust of James II facing left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS.II.DEI.GRATIA
Reverse description: Crown with two sceptres crossed through, above crown XII, , below crown June
Reverse inscription: 1690.MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX.
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Worlington

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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