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Unique ID: LVPL-6E74A2
Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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 action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 22.5 mm
Width: 23 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 3 g
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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
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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