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    • Type:Irish: halfcrown of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6579-6580)

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Record ID: SWYOR-0FECD7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A post-medieval copper alloy coin: an Irish 'gunmoney' halfcrown of James II (AD 1685 - 1691) dated October 1689. It is 32.3mm in diameter and 2.5mm thick. It weighs 13.46g. See Seaby, Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands, No. 6579E, on page 168.
Created on: Monday 9th August 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2021
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Record ID: SUR-E407AC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A complete copper alloy "gun money" Half Crown of James II (AD 1685-1688) dated 1690. Crown with cross sceptre reverse with value XXX above and month of minting, possibly July, below. As Spink 6580.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2021
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Record ID: WAW-9800CE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy "gun money" half crown of James II (AD 1685-1688), dating to AD 1689. Crown with cross sceptre reverse with value XXX above. Coin is chipped around the edge. See record NARC-19789D for a discussion on the intended use of these such coins. Overall dimensions: 30.77mm diameter; 2.33mm thickness; and weight 9.76g.
Created on: Monday 11th May 2020
Last updated: Thursday 13th August 2020
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Record ID: DEV-A2E1A9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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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
Created on: Wednesday 18th December 2019
Last updated: Thursday 2nd January 2020
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Record ID: NARC-97C3C3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Half Crown of James II (AD 1685-1688). Gun money. Crown with cross sceptre reverse with value XXX above. Mint of Dublin or Limerick. AD 1690 Diameter: 33.12mm, Thickness: 2.92mm, Weight: 17.1g. Seaby (2003, 169-170).
Created on: Wednesday 1st May 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 1st May 2019
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Record ID: NARC-333024
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Half Crown of James II (AD 1685-1688). Gun money. Crown with cross sceptre reverse with value XXX above. Mint of Dublin or Limerick. AD 1690 Diameter: 29.23mm, Thickness: 2.27mm, Weight: 8.8g. Seaby (2003, 169-170).
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-5EB93B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A Post Medieval copper alloy Irish 'gun money' shilling of James II (AD 1685 - 1691), Dublin or Limerick mint, dated May 1690. The coin is 28.2mm in diameter, 1.9mm thick and weighs 7.01g. See Spink (2003) Coin sof Scotland, Ireland and the Islands, number 6580B. Obverse: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA; laureate bust left. Reverse: 1690 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX; Crown over sceptres dividing JR, XXX above, May below. These were official tokens issued in Ireland when James II was attempting to recover the English throne and were ultimately intended to be exchanged for silver coins of equiv…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-1FC701
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A copper alloy coin possibly a James II 'gunmoney' halfcrown 1685 - 1688AD based on its size and there is the remains of a crown on the rev (first image) possibly with sceptres. The diameter is 27mm and the weight 6.02g. .
Created on: Monday 2nd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Record ID: SUR-9E9A50
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A copper-alloy large size Irish milled "gunmoney" halfcrown of James II, dated 1689 and with month of issue letter to the reverse probably "O" (for May 1689). As Spink 6579.
Created on: Friday 20th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th April 2020
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Record ID: SOM-9FC556
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post-medieval copper-alloy Irish 'gun money' halfcrown of James II (1685-1688), dated March 1690 (on coin). Mint of Dublin or Limerick. Spink (2002, 168) no.6579M.
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-B0C82C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Irish halfcrown of James II (AD 1685 to AD 1691), issued as part of the 'Brass Money' or 'Gunmoney' coinage, in AD 1689 (Oct) at Limerick mint. Spink, 2015, p188, no 6579. Diameter: 32.7 mm Thickness: 2.5 mm Weight: 13.6 g These were official tokens issued in Ireland when James was attempting to recover the English throne and and were supposed to be exchanged for silver coins of equivalent value. They were made from old cannon, bells and scrap metal. James failed in his attempt and the coins were never exchanged.
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-36C18E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval copper-alloy Irish 'gun money' halfcrown of James II (1685-1688), dated July 1690 (on coin) (Seaby 6580). Mint of Dublin or Limerick. Seaby (2003, 169-170). It measures 28.17 mm in diameter, is 2 mm thick, and weighs 10.03 g. The coin survives in relatively good condition, though the obverse is rather worn Some parts of the patina have started to flake away leaving a whiteish-grey scar in their place. These are visible particularly at one to two o'clock (seen on the obverse) and six o'clock (on the reverse).
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2017
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Record ID: WMID-E2253E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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An incomplete copper alloy Irish halfcrown of James II (AD 1685 to AD 1691), issued as part of the 'Brass Money' or 'Gunmoney' coinage, in AD 1690 (March) at either the Dublin or Limerick mint. Spink, p168, no 6579. Diameter: 31.8 mm Thickness: 2.7 mm Weight: 8.4 g These were official tokens issued in Ireland when James was attempting to recover the English throne and and were supposed to be exchanged for silver coins of equivalent value. They were made from old cannon, bells and scrap metal. James failed in his attempt and the coins were never exchanged.
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th January 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-EF2E41
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A copper alloy 'gunmoney' halfcrown of James II, minted in May and dating to 1690. Obverse: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA; laureate bust left. Reverse: MAG [BR] FRA ]ET HIB REX]; double arched crown over crossed sceptre, XXX above. These were official tokens issued in Ireland when James attempted to recover the English throne and were ultimately intended to be exchanged for silver coins of equivalent value. They were made from old cannon, bells and scrap metal. James failed in his attempt, and the coins were never exchanged. Spink (2002) pp 169-170
Created on: Wednesday 30th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swynnerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-65FCF3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A worn copper alloy Irish halfcrown of James II dating from AD 1690. 'Gunmoney' Coinage.Spink: 6580.
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-6E75F6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A copper alloy Irish coin; a 'Gunmoney' halfcrown of James II (AD 1685 - AD 1691), dating from AD 1689. The reverse depicts crossed sceptres behind a double arched crown, with 'J' to left of crown and 'R' to right, 1689 and XXX (mark of value) above and the month indicated below, but sadly illegible. See Spink (2003) Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands, page 168, number 6579A - 6579LL. The coin is 32.3mm diameter, 2.5mm thick and 11.29g.
Created on: Wednesday 31st August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 31st August 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-8C53C5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy Irish Gunmoney halfcrown of James II/VII. Obverse: Bust of James II/VII facing left. "IACOB [...] DEI GRA [...]" Reverse: The legend reads "MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX". In the centre is a crown with two crossed scepters. The letters "J" and "R" flank the crown, "XXX" is above and "Scp" is below. The date on the coin is 1689
Created on: Thursday 21st April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2016
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Record ID: SUR-2AFA42
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy halfcrown of James II, Gunmoney Coinage, October 1689. Spink 6579E.
Created on: Saturday 5th December 2015
Last updated: Friday 22nd January 2016
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Record ID: WILT-9FEAFC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Irish 'Gun Money' halfcrown of James II (AD 1685 - AD1688 (in Ireland AD 1685 - AD 1691), dating to the period 1690. Reverse depicts crossed spears behind a double arched crown, with 'J' to left of crown and 'R' to right, 1690 above and May below. Spink (2002) page 169 - 170, number 6580B. These were official tokens issued in Ireland when James attempted to recover the English throne and and were ultimately intended to be exchanged for silver coins of equivalent value. They were made from old cannon, bells and scrap metal. James failed in his attempt, and the coins wer…
Created on: Monday 16th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nettleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-27CE9D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Irish half crown of James II (AD 1685 to AD 1691), issued as part of the 'Brass Money' or 'Gunmoney' coinage, in AD 1689 (month uncertain) at either the Dublin or Limerick mint. Spink, p168, no 6579. Diameter: 32.4 mm Thickness: 2.4 mm Weight: 12.9 g These were official tokens issued in Ireland when James was attempting to recover the English throne and and were supposed to be exchanged for silver coins of equivalent value. They were made from old cannon, bells and scrap metal. James failed in his attempt and the coins were never exchanged.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 30th June 2015
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