Very Fine James II Ireland Gun Money crown coin dated 1690 issued during his rebellion in Ireland after the "Glorious Revolution" of William and Mary.
"Gun Money" was an emergency coinage made from cannon, church bells, etc used for payment of the rebellion military.
Obverse: James II mounted on trotting horse holding sword, JAC II DEI GRA MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX (James II by the grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland).
Reverse: Cross formed by crowned shields of Britain, Scotland, France & Ireland, in angles ANO DOM 16 90, CHRISTO VICTORE TRVMPHO (Victory of Christ's triumph).
Certified by NGC to VF Details (Environmental Damage), note this is not excessive, distracting or unusual as many of the rebellion coins were buried.
Nice chocolate patina, 33mm, 13.77g.
Catalog: S-6578, KM 103.1.
Pedigree: Ex. Peter Jones, MD Collection with his writeup.
An elusive type not extensively minted.