LANCUM-55D9A8: Commonwealth penny 1649-1660AD. Obv: arms in wreath. Rev: conjoined arms with .I. above. Mint London. Mark of value 1.

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Unique ID: LANCUM-55D9A8

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Silver commonwealth penny 1649-1660AD. Arms in wreath on obverse, conjoined arms with .I. above on reverse. Mint London. Mark of value 1.

Obv: Shield of St. George within wreath formed of a palm and laurel branch. No legend or i.m. Types as standard type.

Rev: Conjoined shields of St. George and Ireland with mark of value, I, above. No legend or date. Type as standard type.

Spink 3222; North 2729.

Commonwealth.

The diameter is 13mm.

The Commonwealth of England (1649-1660) is well-known for having produced the only English coins which did not contain any Latin inscription at all. This was due to an association of Latin with Catholicism. As far as the Commonwealth penny is concerned, the inscriptions are totally absent. The reverse shows St Georges shield within a wreath while the obverse shows St George's shield and an Irish shield with the denomination I above them.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1649
Date to: Circa AD 1660

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 5th December 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Commonwealth of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Commonwealth (N 2729)
Obverse description: Shield of St. George within wreath formed of a palm and laurel branch. No legend or i.m. Types as standard type.
Reverse description: Conjoined shields of St. George and Ireland with mark of value, I, above. No legend or date. Type as standard type.
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: West Lancashire (District)
To be known as: ORMSKIRK

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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