LANCUM-310E56:

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-310E56

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A complete post-medieval silver hammered shilling of King Charles I (AD 1625-1649), dating to AD 1644-1645. Mint mark (R) - R in brackets (AD 1644-1645) minted in London under parliament in the king's absence.

Of Group F type (North, II, 1991, p. 160, no. 2231) characterised by Sixth (Briot style) bust. Widespread double-arched crown. Square shield on reverse quartered by cross pattee moline with large ends. 

Obverse: Crowned bust of king facing left. Roman numeral XII behind (value of a shilling 12d.). 

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS . D . G . MAG . BRI . FR . ET . HIB . REX.

Reverse: Squared shield bearing the royal coat of arms quartered by a cross pattee moline with larger cross-ends.

Reverse inscription: (R) CHRISTO . AVSPICE . REGNO.

It measures 32mm in diameter, 0.96mm in thickness, and weighs 5.5g. 

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1644
Date to: Exactly AD 1645

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.96 mm
Weight: 5.5 g
Diameter: 32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 21st December 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1815

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Parliament)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Charles I, Group F (N 2231 - 2232)
Obverse description: Crowned bust of king facing left. Roman numeral XII behind.
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS . D . G . MAG . BRI . FR . ET . HIB . REX.
Reverse description: Squared shield bearing the royal coat of arms quartered by a cross pattee moline with larger cross-ends.
Reverse inscription: (R) CHRISTO . AVSPICE . REGNO.
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
To be known as: Near Boothby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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