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Coins of Ireland
Ireland, James II, Civil War, Limerick Siege Money, 1691

|Ireland|, |Ireland,| |James| |II,| |Civil| |War,| |Limerick| |Siege| |Money,| |1691||farthing|
After the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690 the mint at Limerick continued to strike coins in the name of James II until the city fell to William on 3 October 1691. Just prior to and during the Siege of Limerick, the mint issued halfpennies and farthings over-struck on gunmoney coins and dated 1691.
SH66257. Copper farthing, SCBC-SII 6596, EF, typical flat strike, overstruck on gunmoney, weight 5.098 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 0o, Limerick mint, 1691; obverse IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA (James II by the Grace of God), laureate bust left; reverse HIBERNIA 1691 (normal N), Hibernia seated left, cross in right, resting left on Irish harp; SOLD







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REFERENCES

Galster, G. (ed.), M. Dolley & J. Steen Jensen. Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, 22, Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Copenhagen, Part V: Hiberno-Norse and Anglo-Irish Coins. (Oxford, 1975).
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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