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Unique ID: NMGW-F295B5
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A copper alloy post medieval Irish farthing of James II (1685-1691), minted in Limerick in 1691.
Limerick was beseiged by William of Orange's troops in 1690-1691, during the Williamite War. Coins like this were struck over earlier 'gunmoney' shillings, which were official token coins issued by the Jacobites. Gunmoney was intended to be exchanged for sterling silver once the war was won.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 3.44 g
Diameter: 23.9 mm
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Other reference: NMWPA 2020.58.3
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: Laureate and draped bust left.
Obverse inscription: [IAC]O[BVS] II D[EI GR]ATIA
Reverse description: Hibernia seated left, holding cross. Reversed N in HIBERNIA
Reverse inscription: HIBERNIA 1691
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
4 Figure: SS7195
Four figure Latitude: 51.63896619
Four figure longitude: -3.86554103
1:25K map: SS7195
1:10K map: SS79NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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