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    • Type:Irish: sixpence of James II, copper, 'gunmoney' coinage (S 6583)

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Record ID: LVPL-6E74A2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A corroded but partly legible copper coin of James II, issued as substitute coinage in Ireland during the campaign against William III and Mary. These are are often known as 'gun money' and were made of melted down onjects of high copper content, including bells and weaponry. Obverse:- Bust of James II, left, legend around possibly '[JACOBVS II] DEI G[RATIA] Reverse:- Mostly indistinguishable, but parts of the legend 'FRA ET HIB' are discernible.
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarvin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-578D88
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A copper alloy Irish sixpence of James II (1685-1690) dating to the year 1689, minted in June or July of that year at either Dublin or Limerick. Cf Spink 2002; p.171, nos. 6583 A, B, BB
Created on: Monday 7th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 4th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-A37878
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Copper alloy 'Gun money' sixpence of James II, small size, 3.43g, May 1690
Created on: Monday 20th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 21st May 2013
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