LEIC-51BBF9: Post medieval copper alloy Irish halfpenny of James II.

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-51BBF9

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post medieval copper alloy Irish halfpenny of James II, Limerick besieged 1690-91. These coins were struck over gunmoney shillings. Part of the original reverse design can be seen inside the Hibernia figure on the reverse. Spink # 6594

Evidence of reuse: pierced for suspension

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 1690
Date to: Circa AD 1691

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 4.85 g
Diameter: 26 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Mint or issue place: Limerick City
Type: Irish: halfpenny of James II, copper, Limerick beseiged (S 6594)
Obverse description: left facing laureate bust
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: female seated left resting left arm on harp holding cross above head with right arm. Reversed N in HIBERNIA
Reverse inscription: HIBERNIA I[69][..]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Barrow upon Soar (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5718
Four figure Latitude: 52.7566118
Four figure longitude: -1.15685095
1:25K map: SK5718
1:10K map: SK51NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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