LIN-E036A6: Newark Civil War siege piece: shilling

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-E036A6

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A post-medieval silver 'siege piece' struck at Newark. The coin is lozenge shaped and has a circular hole at the apex. The obverse depicts a crown flanked either side by C and R. The crown has ten dots on the right arch and ten on the left.

Below the crown are the numerals XII, which denotes the denomination as a shilling. All these are enclosed by an off-centred lozenge perimeter of pellets. The reverse has the following text placed over three lines: OBS / NEWARK / 1646. The letter are thick, and the inscription is enclosed by a lozenge perimeter of pellets. The surface of the coin is relatively unworn, but the text and motifs have been stamped onto a surface containing multiple nicks and cut marks, perhaps caused as the silver plate from which the coin has been cut was worked and hammered flat.

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 1646
Date to: Exactly AD 1646

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34 mm
Width: 30 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 5.83 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st September 2017 - Friday 29th September 2017

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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: Newark besieged
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Civil War: Siege pieces (N 2633-2652)
Obverse description: Large crown flanked either side by C and R. Value of XII below. All within an off-centre lozenge of pellets
Obverse inscription: C R
Reverse description: OBS / NEWARK / 1646 over three lines. All within a lozenge of pellets
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Wragby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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