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Unique ID: SUR-9E9A50

Object type certainty: Probably
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A copper-alloy large size Irish milled "gunmoney" halfcrown of James II, dated 1689 and with month of issue letter to the reverse probably "O" (for May 1689). As Spink 6579.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1689
Date to: Circa AD 1689

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 13.7 g
Diameter: 32.05 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: B17-906

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Irish: halfcrown of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6579-6580)
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II: DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: XXX over the crown, month letter below (probably) O
Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA [ET] HIB REX 1689

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Waverley (District)
Parish or ward: Churt (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8638
Four figure Latitude: 51.13482569
Four figure longitude: -0.77222734
1:25K map: SU8638
1:10K map: SU83NE
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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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