IOW-DCBC58: Post-Medieval Coin: Shilling of Charles II

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Unique ID: IOW-DCBC58

Object type certainty: Certain
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An almost complete and slightly worn post-Medieval silver shilling of Charles II (1660-1685), dated 1675 (probably) on coin. No mark of value or inner circles (North 1991: 209, ref: 2762).

Obverse: CAROLVS·II·DEI·GRATIA; Laureate draped bust right.

Reverse: 75·MAG·BR·FRA·ET·HIB·REX·16; Cruciform crowned shields with interlocked C's in the angles.

Diameter: 25.4mm. Weight: 5.70g. DA=12:6.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 1675
Date to: Exactly AD 1675

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.7 g
Diameter: 25.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd August 2017 - Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-8-17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Shilling: Charles II (N 2762 - 2764)
Obverse description: Laureate draped bust right
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS·II·DEI·GRATIA
Reverse description: Cruciform crowned shields with interlocked C's in the angles
Reverse inscription: 75·MAG·BR·FRA·ET·HIB·REX·16
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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