LANCUM-B533FA: Post-medieval coin: gun money, crown of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-B533FA

Object type certainty: Certain
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Irish gunmoney crown of James II dating from 1690.

Obv: Equestrian figure of king holding a sword, facing left, with capital I to left and R to right of horse / [IAC II DEI GRA MAG BRI FRA] ET [HIB] R[EX]
Rev: Royal arms forming a cross around a crown / [CHRIS/ TOVICT/ ORETRI/VMPHO // ]ANO[/ DOM 1690]

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 8.62 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st May 2015

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Crown (gold)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Type: Irish: crown of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6577-6578H)
Obverse description: Equestrian figure of king holding a sword, facing left, with capital I to left and R to right of horse
Obverse inscription: [IAC II DEI GRA MAG BRI FRA] ET [HIB] R[EX]
Reverse description: Royal arms forming a cross around a crown
Reverse inscription: [CHRIS/ TOVICT/ ORETRI/VMPHO // ]ANO[/ DOM 1690]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
To be known as: Beaumont

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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