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Dublin issue gun money

Dublin issue gun money

Date Added: 25 November 2021 Year: 1690 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2021_073_06 | Picture No: 14829

Dublin issue gun money, made from melted down cannon and church bells, a 'King's shilling', used for payment of soldiers on enlistment. James II 1690, made from melted down church bells and cannon. Intended to be replaced by a silver coin after the Williamite war in Ireland. Found by a metal detectorist at Skelbo steading, Dornoch.

Dimensions: Diameter 25 mm

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