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Record ID: DENO-C89B15
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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A copper alloy 'gun money' half-crown of James II, dated 1690. These were promisory tokens made from scrap metal (including melted-down gun barrels, hence the name) issued to supporters in Ireland to be exchanged for their value in silver or gold after a Jacobite victory. The obverse is worn but shows a bust facing left and the legend IACOBVS II / DEI . GRATIA The reverse, also very worn, shows crossed sceptres behind a crown, with the initials I and R either side. Above are the letters XXX denoting the value (thirty pence, half a crown) and the date 1690. The reverse legand rea…
Created on: Thursday 11th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 30th August 2016
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