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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Ireland| > WO58746
Ireland, James II, 1685 - 1691; 'Williamite War "Gunmoney," Gold Plated Marriage Treizain
Gold plated, most likely to serve as a marriage treizain, a medal blessed and exchanged by couples on the day of their marriage. This custom lasted until the 19th century.
WO58746. Bronze half crown, SCBC-SII 6580D, aEF, gold plated, Dublin or Limrick mint, weight 11.940g, maximum diameter 29.6mm, die axis 0o, Jun 1690; obverse IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA (James II by the Grace of God), laureate bust left; reverse MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX (King of Great Britain, France and Ireland) 1690, Crown and crossed scepters, XXX above, June below, J - R in field; SOLD


Krause C. & Mishler, C. Standard Catalog of World Coins. (Iola, WI, 2010 - )
Spink. Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Man, and Lundy) Pre-Decimal Issues, Standard Catalogue of British Coins. (Cambridge, 2003).
Timmins, P. Gunmoney: The Emergency Coinage of 1689 - 1691 for the Irish Campaign of James II. (Dublin, 2017).

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