LVPL-6E74A2: Post Medieval Coin: Gun money of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-6E74A2

Object type certainty: Probably
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A corroded but partly legible copper coin of James II, issued as substitute coinage in Ireland during the campaign against William III and Mary. These are are often known as 'gun money' and were made of melted down onjects of high copper content, including bells and weaponry.

Obverse:- Bust of James II, left, legend around possibly '[JACOBVS II] DEI G[RATIA]

Reverse:- Mostly indistinguishable, but parts of the legend 'FRA ET HIB' are discernible.

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 1689
Date to: Circa AD 1690

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.5 mm
Width: 23 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 3 g

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: Dublin City
Type: Irish: sixpence of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6583)
Obverse description: Obverse:- Bust of James II, left, legend around
Obverse inscription: [JACOBVS II] DEI G[RATIA]
Reverse description: Mostly indistinguishable, but parts of the legend are discernible.
Reverse inscription: FRA ET HIB
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Tarvin

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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