HESH-5FED23: Post Medieval 'gun-money' farthing of James II (obverse and reverse)

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Unique ID: HESH-5FED23

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A copper alloy 'gun-money' farthing of James II struck at the besieged mint at Limerick - Ireland - this coinage is sometimes known as Limerick Money

Seaby p161 Ref: 6596

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1691

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 4.1 g
Diameter: 22.8 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SHRMS: 00664

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Irish: farthing of James II, copper, Limerick beseiged (S 6595-6596)
Obverse description: Laureate crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS [DEI] GRATIA
Reverse description: Hibernia seated left holding cross
Reverse inscription: HIBERNIA 1691
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: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Ludlow

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Seaby, P. and Purvey, P.F. 1984 Coins of Scotland Ireland and the islands: Standard Catalogue of British Coins Volume II London Seaby

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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