James II (1685-1691), Shillings (8), all large size, 1689 Augt·, 5.86g/12h (Timmins 1F; S 6581C); 1689 Nov:, 6.22g/12h (Timmins 1C; S 6581H); 1689 Jan·, reads era instead of fra, 7.46g/12h (Timmins 1B; S 6581mmm var.); 1689 Jan:, 5.83g/12h (Timmins 1C; S 6581M); 1689 Jan, pearled top arches on crown, 6.74g/12h (Timmins 2F; S 6581M); 1689 Feb:, 6.15g/12h (Timmins 1C; S 6581N); 1690 Mar, 5.08g/12h (Timmins 1A; S 6581P); 1690 Apr:, 5.89g/12h (Timmins 2B; S 6581Q) . Varied state £200-£300
This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Collection of Irish Gunmoney formed by Barry Allen.
Provenance: First ‘Terenure’ Collection, Whyte’s Auction (Dublin), 20 February 1998, lot 253, bt C.J. Denton March 1998; third bt C.J. Denton October 2006; fourth Baldwin Auction 37, 4-5 May 2004, lot 1110; fifth bt C.J. Denton October 1997; sixth bt Brighton Coins February 1991; seventh Baldwin Auction 33, 6-7 May 2003, lot 417 (part); last bt F. Kelly January 1999