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Unique ID: DEV-A2E1A9
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A post medieval copper alloy "gun money" half crown of James II (1685-1688) dating to May 1690.
Mint of Limerick. May 1690 date on coin. As Seaby (2003, 169-170)
Measurements: 25.1mm diameter, 2.7mm thickness, weight 4.39g
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.79 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 - Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Other reference: SCC Receipt 018542
Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: Limerick City
Type: Irish: halfcrown of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6579-6580)
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IACOVUS II [...]
Reverse description: Crown with cross sceptre with value XXX above
Reverse inscription: 1690/May
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
4 Figure: ST2818
Four figure Latitude: 50.95691122
Four figure longitude: -3.02649015
1:25K map: ST2818
1:10K map: ST21NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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