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    • Type:Irish: farthing of James II, copper, Limerick beseiged (S 6595-6596)

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Record ID: NMGW-F295B5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Neath Port Talbot
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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.
Created on: Wednesday 15th January 2020
Last updated: Monday 16th August 2021
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Record ID: DOR-5A2D14
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' farthing of James II dating to 1691. Reversed N in HIBERNIA. Mint of Limerick. Reference: Spink 2003, p. 174, No. 6595 Diameter: 23.69 mm Weight: 6.56 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2019
Last updated: Thursday 1st August 2019
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Record ID: HESH-5FED23
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A copper alloy 'gun-money' farthing of James II struck at the besieged mint at Limerick - Ireland - this coinage is sometimes known as Limerick Money Seaby p161 Ref: 6596
Created on: Friday 14th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 5th December 2014
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