AR 38.2 mm
vL. IV. 2; MI I, 721/146
Obverse: WILH. III. D.G. ANG. SCO. – FR. ET HIB. REX, DEF. FID., laureate and draped bust right
Reverse: HOBERNIA RESTITVTA. / MDCXC., William (Willem III) offers olive branch to kneeling Hibernia while being crowned with laurel by Victory
By G. Hautsch
In 1690 the Catholics in Ireland under the deposed English king James II were defeated by the Protestant King William III at the 1690 Battle of the Boyne.The Declaration of Finglas was issued on 17 July 1690 by William III at Finglas in County Dublin, shortly after his Williamite army’s decisive victory at the Battle of the Boyne during the War of the Two Kings. The Jacobites who surrendered were given amesty and would not be prosecuted. Ireland would stay under Protestant control until 1916.