Query about old Irish coin

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Query about old Irish coin

Post by Kerryjames21 » 04 Apr 2017 22:08

Hi all!
I have an old coin I think is Irish, but I'm having trouble to identify it. Is it possible to post a decent photo here to find someone that would know something about it?

Thanks a million.

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Re: Query about old Irish coin

Post by Mac » 05 Apr 2017 01:04

Sure, post a picture of the obverse and reverse and we'll take a look.

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Re: Query about old Irish coin

Post by Kerryjames21 » 09 Apr 2017 17:37

hi, thanks for your help.

I tried to look on web about it and the closest i got was this: http://prntscr.com/eucemb.

I thik the coin is from the great irish revellion, the siege-money. But obviously Iºm not sure, and the condition the coin is not the best.
These are the pictures and i appreciate any help.

Obverse:
http://prntscr.com/euc8w2

Reverse:
http://prntscr.com/euc95i

PS: The reverse has nothig but the little mark in one of the corners.

Sorry If the pictures are not right, its the first time I use the BBcode.

Thanks a million.

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Re: Query about old Irish coin

Post by DOC » 14 Apr 2017 00:13

I agree that it looks like a coin from The Great Rebellion period. The shape is similar to a farthing from one of The Southern 'Cities of Refuge' but the design seems different to the examples usually seen from Bandon Bridge, Cork, Kinsale or Youghal. It might be worth checking with the National Museum of Ireland. They may have an example in better condition with more design details.

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Re: Query about old Irish coin

Post by Mac » 28 Apr 2017 18:26

A similar item, a 1600s copper Youghal Token (similar in that is is also square) was sold for 150 Euro on eBay in April 2017.

Thanks to Limerick Nomad for this link.

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