1690 James II Gunmoney Crown


Ireland, James II 'Gunmoney' 1690 Crown Civil war Coinage, Dublin mint  Armoured King on horse facing left with legend surrounding. Rev. ANO - DOM / 16 - 90, cruciform crowned arms surrounding a central crown, legend surrounding; CHRISTO • VICTORE  •  TRIVMPHO  •

An attractive example with a characterful Horseman. The name "gun money" stems from the idea that they were minted from melted down guns. However, many other brass objects, such as church bells, were also used.


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