DOR-5A2D14: Post medieval coin:  'gun money' farthing of James II

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COIN

Unique ID: DOR-5A2D14

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An Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' farthing of James II dating to 1691. Reversed N in HIBERNIA. Mint of Limerick.
Reference: Spink 2003, p. 174, No. 6595
Diameter: 23.69 mm
Weight: 6.56 g
Die axis: 12

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 1691
Date to: Circa AD 1691

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.56 g
Diameter: 23.69 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017785

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: Limerick City
Type: Irish: farthing of James II, copper, Limerick beseiged (S 6595-6596)
Obverse description: Bust facing left, laureate
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS DE GRATIA
Reverse description: Hibernis seated with harp. Reversed N
Reverse inscription: HIBERNIA 1691
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Waterperry with Thomley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6309
Four figure Latitude: 51.77613256
Four figure longitude: -1.0882768
1:25K map: SP6309
1:10K map: SP60NW
Grid reference source: From 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 174 6595

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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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