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Unique ID: LVPL-54B84C
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A thirty pence coin issued in May AD 1690 by James II to finance his abortive campaigns against William III; this type of coin is widely known as 'gun money' because of its base metal (copper alloy) composition.
Obverse:- Portrait of James II facing left, beaded border at rim. Legend around 'IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA'.
Reverse:- A crown and crossed sceptres, the denomination 'XXX' and date '1690' above. Ornate J and R to either side, month 'May' below. Legend around '[MAG] BR FRA ET HIB REX'.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 29 mm
Width: 29.2 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 8.75 g
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th December 2018 - Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Type: Irish: coin of James II, copper
Obverse description: Obverse:- Portrait of James II facing left, beaded border at rim.
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: A crown and crossed sceptres, the denomination 'XXX' and date '1690' above. Ornate J and R to either side, month 'May' below.
Reverse inscription: [MAG] BR FRA ET HIB REX
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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