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    • Type:Irish: shilling of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6581-6582)

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Record ID: SUR-A834FA
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A copper alloy Irish 'gun money' shilling of James II (England: AD 1685-88, Ireland: AD 1685-91), issued in September 1689. Dublin or Limerick mint. 
Created on: Thursday 28th April 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd May 2022
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Record ID: GLO-5EAC32
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County: South Gloucestershire
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An Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' shilling of James II Date 1689 Obverse: laureate and draped bust left. IACOBVS II DI GRATIA; Reverse: Crown with two sceptres crossed behind, XII above JR either side. MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB . REX; 1689
Created on: Monday 7th March 2022
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2022
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Record ID: SUR-DE0271
Object type: COIN
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County: Wiltshire
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A complete copper alloy "gun money" shilling of James II (AD 1685-1688) dated October 1689. Crown with cross sceptre reverse with value XII above and month of minting below. Dublin or Limerick mint. As Spink 6580.
Created on: Tuesday 1st March 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 1st March 2022
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D2844D
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County: East Sussex
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A post-Medieval Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' shilling of James II (1685-1691 AD), dated 1690 on coin and minted in March at Dublin or Limerick. Spink no: 6582P Obverse: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA; laureate and draped bust left. Reverse: 1690 . MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB . REX; Crown with two sceptres crossed behind, in each quarter XII//I/R//MAR: (XII = denomination). These were official tokens issued in Ireland when James was attempting to recover the English throne and were supposed to be exchanged for silver coins of equivalent value. They were made from old can…
Created on: Monday 28th February 2022
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ringmer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-6B7DB8
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A Post Medieval copper alloy Irish 'gun money' shilling of James II (England: AD 1685-88, Ireland: AD 1685-91). Issued in AD 1690 possibly in September (Spink 6582). Limerick mint. Spink (2003: 171). Coin is chipped around the edge thus obscuring most of the legend on both faces.  For a comparable example see PAS record SUR-7C47AA. Here, Maslin (2021) states that shilling such as these were part of the emergency coinage issued by James II as he attempted to recover the English throne during the 17th century Williamite-Jaco…
Created on: Thursday 6th January 2022
Last updated: Thursday 27th January 2022
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Record ID: NARC-E08EA3
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County: Leicestershire
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A complete copper alloy Irish 'Gun Money' Shilling of James II (AD 1685 -1688). Crossed spears behind a double arched crown reverse. AD 1689. Diameter: 25.71mm, Thickness: 1.64mm, Weight 5.5g Spink 2003, P 169 - 170, No 6581. 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.
Created on: Monday 6th December 2021
Last updated: Friday 10th December 2021
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Record ID: SUR-7C47AA
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County: Greater London Authority
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A copper alloy Irish 'gun money' shilling of James II (England: AD 1685-88, Ireland: AD 1685-91), issued in January AD 1689. Dublin or Limerick mint. 
Created on: Friday 19th November 2021
Last updated: Friday 19th November 2021
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Record ID: GLO-E3AD65
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County: Gloucestershire
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An Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' shilling of James II Dated to 1689-1691 Obverse: laureate and draped bust left. [IACOB]VS [II DI GRATIA] Reverse: Crown with two sceptres crossed behind, XII above JR either side and below Jan. MAG . BR . FRA . E[T . HIB . REX][…]
Created on: Monday 7th June 2021
Last updated: Monday 7th June 2021
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Record ID: HESH-FDA3FE
Object type: COIN
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County: Shropshire
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An incomplete post medieval Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' shilling of James II (1685-1691 AD), probably 1690/91as only the16 is legible on the coin and minted in April at Dublin or Limerick. Obverse: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA; laureate and draped bust left. Reverse: 16[--] . MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB . REX; Crown with two sceptres crossed behind, in each quarter XII//J/R//APR (XII = denomination). The outer edges have broken away and the coin is brittle. Weight: 4.07gms. Diameter: 25.18mm.
Created on: Monday 3rd May 2021
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2021
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Record ID: SOM-7AD609
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A copper alloy Irish 'gun money' shilling of James II (England: AD 1685-88, Ireland: AD 1685-91), issued in January AD 1689. Dublin or Limerick mint. Obv: bust left. IACOBVS II・DEI GRATIA Rev: double-arched crown over crossed sceptres. XII above, J/R either side, Jan below. 1698・MAG・BR[I]・FR・ET HIB・REX・ Diameter: 25.11mm, weight: 6.17g.
Created on: Monday 14th December 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 19th January 2021
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Record ID: WMID-0E7195
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County: Worcestershire
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A copper alloy Post-Medieval Irish "gun money" shilling of James II (AD 1685-1691), dated AD 1689 of uncertain month due to wear. Spink (2015) no. 6581. Mint of either Dublin or Limerick.
Created on: Wednesday 10th June 2020
Last updated: Wednesday 10th June 2020
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Record ID: DEV-16E2E8
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County: Dorset
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A copper alloy "gun money" shilling of James II (AD 1685-1688), dating to 1688. Obverse: laureate and draped bust left. IACOBVS II DI GRATIA; Reverse: Crown with two sceptres crossed behind. As Spink 2003, p. 174 No. 6595. Measurements: 25.9mm diameter, 1.8mm thickness, weight 5.26g.
Created on: Thursday 24th October 2019
Last updated: Thursday 24th October 2019
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Record ID: SOM-A0EB8E
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County: Somerset
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A copper-alloy Irish shilling of James II (AD 1685 to AD 1691), issued as part of the 'Brass Money' or 'Gunmoney' coinage, in AD 1689 at either the Dublin or Limerick mint. Spink (2003:169) no 6581. 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: Thursday 12th September 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th September 2020
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wanstrow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-38256C
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Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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A complete, Irish, copper-alloy 'gun money' shilling of James II (AD 1685-1691). Date June 1689. Obverse: laureate and draped bust left. IACO[BVS II DI GRATIA]. Reverse: Crown with two sceptres crossed behind, XII above JR either side, June below. [MAG . BR .] FRA . ET . HIB . REX; 1689
Created on: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th November 2019
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Record ID: GLO-99EE5E
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County: Somerset
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An Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' shilling of James II Date September 1689 Obverse: laureate and draped bust left. IACOBVS II DI GRATIA; Reverse: Crown with two sceptres crossed behind, XII above JR either side and below Sept. MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB . REX; 1689
Created on: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: DUR-FDBE49
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
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An incomplete copper alloy Irish 'Gun Money' shilling of the Post Medieval period in the name of James II in Ireland (AD1689). Obverse description: Laurelate bust left Obverse inscription: IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA. Reverse description: Crown over crossed sceptres dividing J R, XII above, Augt in script below.1689 above Reverse inscription: MAG BR ET HIB REX. The coin is in a fair condition with minimal wear on both faces but there is some corrosion around the circumference; some of this may be modern. Thickness: 1.59mm Weight: 4.1g Diameter: 24.12mm Spink: Coins of…
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th June 2019
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Record ID: IOW-5570DA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval Irish copper-alloy 'Gun Money' shilling of James II (1685-1691), probably struck at Limerick in 1690. Spink: 6582G. Obverse: IACOBVS·II·DEI·GRATIA; Laureate bust facing left. Reverse: 1690·MAG·BR·FRA·ET·HIB·REX; Crown over sceptres dividing JR, XII above, month of issue (June) below. Diameter: 23.0mm. Weight: 3.79g. DA=12:12. These coins were issued in Ireland during the Williamite war of 1689 -1691, and were made from recycled metals, including cannon and bells with the notion that they could be redeemed for face value after Jame…
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-0D2569
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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A gunmoney coin of James II, made of copper alloy and minted to pay for the war against the forces supporting William III. Possibly dated 1691 Obverse:- Head of James II facing left, legend '[JACOBVS II] DEI [GRATIA]' Reverse:-A crown with crossed sceptres behind, J and R to left and right, XII and unclear date above, month below but unclear.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-E99338
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
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Post medieval Irish copper alloy 'gun money' shilling of James II, 1689.
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-499924
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sefton
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A post-Medieval Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' shilling of James II (1685-1691 AD), dated 1690 on coin and minted in April at Dublin or Limerick. Spink no: 6582D Obverse: IACOBVS II DI GRATIA; laureate and draped bust left. Reverse: 1690 . MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB . REX; Crown with two sceptres crossed behind, in each quarter XII//I/R//MAY: (XII = denomination). These were official tokens issued in Ireland when James was attempting to recover the English throne and were supposed to be exchanged for silver coins of equivalent value. They were made from old cannon, bells and scra…
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thornton', grid reference and parish protected.


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