DEV-A2E1A9: Post medieval coin: gun money half crown of James II

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Unique ID: DEV-A2E1A9

Object type certainty: Certain
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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 actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1690
Date to: Exactly AD 1690

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.79 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 - Wednesday 2nd October 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018542

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: James II of England
Mint or issue place: Limerick City
Category: Modern
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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Bickenhall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

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.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: DEV
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Updated: 2 years ago

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