IOW-CDE122: Post-Medieval Coin: 'gun-money' Halfpenny of James II, ('Limerick money')

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Unique ID: IOW-CDE122

Object type certainty: Certain
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An almost complete post-Medieval copper-alloy 'gun-money' halfpenny of James II, ('Limerick money') dated 1691 on coin. Spink: 6594.

Obverse: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA; Laureate crowned bust facing left

Reverse: HIBERNIA 1691, Hibernia seated left holding cross

Diameter: 26.4mm. Weight: 3.93g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 1691
Date to: Exactly AD 1691

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.93 g
Diameter: 26.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 12th May 2015 - Tuesday 12th May 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-5-52

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Irish: halfpenny of James II, copper, Limerick beseiged (S 6594)
Obverse description: Laureate crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Hibernia seated left holding cross
Reverse inscription: HIBERNIA 1691
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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