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Record ID: KENT-79480F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A post-medieval milled copper-alloy Irish 'gun money' shilling (small size) of James II (1685-1688).. dated May 1690; Spink (2003) no.6582 laureate head left, legend and toothed border surrounding both sides, rev crown over sceptres in saltire, J to left, R to right,… Measurements: Diameter 22.66mm, thickness  1.35mm, weight  3.53g
Created on: Thursday 24th February 2022
Last updated: Thursday 31st March 2022
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Record ID: LON-F59E55
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval copper alloy Irish half penny of James II AD1685-1688. Obverse: Laureate and draped bust left, IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA Reverse: Crowned harp, date either side, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX Dimensions: diameter: 27.42mm; weight: 7.73g
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2021
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Record ID: NMS-45CAB1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy small size 'gun money' shilling of James II. 1689-1690. Further detail is illegible.
Created on: Monday 14th October 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th October 2019
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Record ID: LVPL-54B84C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
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A thirty pence coin issued in May AD 1690 by James II to finance his abortive campaigns against William III; this type of coin is widely known as 'gun money' because of its base metal (copper alloy) composition. Obverse:- Portrait of James II facing left, beaded border at rim. Legend around 'IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA'. Reverse:- A crown and crossed sceptres, the denomination 'XXX' and date '1690' above. Ornate J and R to either side, month 'May' below. Legend around '[MAG] BR FRA ET HIB REX'.
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
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Record ID: DEV-2AEC71
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Post Medieval copper alloy Irish "gun money" shilling of James II (AD 1685 - 1691), Dublin or Limerick mint, issued May 1690. This example is 1.8mm thick and 22.5mm in diameter. It weighs 4.9g. Other examples on the database locally include 4 examples from Somerset- including SOM-47B038 and SOM-EA3298. This is the first "gun money" shilling recorded from Devon.
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th March 2019
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Record ID: WILT-645E82
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A copper-alloy post-medieval Irish 'hibernia' halfpenny of James II, dating to AD 1691. HIBERNIA reverse, depicting Hibernia seated left and holding a cross. These 'hibernias' are a type of 'gun money', a coinage issued in Ireland when James attempted to recover the English throne. They were the last attempt to establish such a coinage before giving up in 1691. To produce these 'hibernias', shillings were recoined as halfpennies or farthings in the Irish town Limerick. The name 'hibernias' for this coin type comes from the fact that they are the first coins on which the reverse dep…
Created on: Friday 29th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-4454D4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Post medieval copper alloy crown (gunmoney) of James II, 1690, Dublin or Limerick mint.
Created on: Tuesday 26th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 26th May 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-7ACCED
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Caerphilly
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Post medieval copper alloy coin Ireland, James II (1685-91) copper halfpenny (1686) 6.06g, worn
Created on: Thursday 15th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 15th January 2015
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