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Unique ID: LVPL-9BB78E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A possible scattered hoard of four post-medieval coins of various denominations, three of Charles I and one of James I.

Coin 1:- A Group III Halfcrown of Charles I of the Tower Mint under Charles AD 1634-1635 as evidenced by Bell mark (Spink 2773, North 2209). Coin is slightly worn on both faces, particularly at the king's head. Possible deliberate scratch at this point.

Obverse:- King, mounted on horse riding left, sword in hand . Beaded border around. Legend 'CAROLVS D G MA BR FR ET HI REX'

Reverse:- A garnished, quartered oval shield bearing the arms of England, Ireland and Scotland. Legend around 'CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO'

Height:- 34.2mm

Width:- 34.5mm

Thickness:- 2.1mm

Weight:- 14.7g

Die alignment 6 o' clock

Coin 2:- A shilling of Charles I (Spink 2971, North 2439) , minted in Oxford and dated AD 1642. Bust is exceedingly worn compared ti surrounding lettering and details. Plume initial mark.

Obverse:- Bust of Charles I to left, XII behind. Legend around 'CAROLVS D G MAG BR FR ET HI REX'

Reverse:- Declaration type reverse with three oxford plumes above, dated 1642, 'RELIG PROT/ LEG ANG/LIBER PAR/1642' Legend around 'EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR INIMICI'

Length:- 30.9mm

Width:- 30.7mm

Thickness:- 1.2mm

Weight:- 6.0g

Die alignment 5 o' clock

Coin 3:- A Group D Shilling of Charles I, Crown initial mark, indicating date of AD 1635-1636 (Spink 2791, North 2241). Less worn than other examples of Charles I in this hoard, but cross scratched through bust.

Obverse:- Head of Charles left, 'XII' behind. X shaped scratch at 12-6 and 3-9 running through portrait and legend. Legend 'CAROLVS D G MA BR FR ET HI REG'

Reverse:- Garnished and quartered shield with arms of England, Scotland and Ireland. Legend around has apparent error in CHRISTO with multiple uprights to T. 'CHRISTO AVSPICE [RE]GNO'.

Length:- 27.7mm

Width:- 28.3mm


Weight:- 5.4g

Die alignment 4 o'clock

Coin 4:- A shilling of James I, Thistle mint mark giving date of AD 1603-1604 (Spink 2645/2645A/2646, hard to identify due to wear of bust, North most likely 2073). Again bust is considerably more worn than lettering.

Obverse:- Bust of James I to right, legend around. Beaded border. The face has been scratched, with seeming intent, multiple times. Legend around 'IACOBVS D G ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX'

Reverse:- A quartered flat topped shield with the arms of Scotland, Ireland and England. Beaded border. Legend 'EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR IN[I]MICI'





Die alignment 12 o'clock


As these coins are formed of silver, were produced over 300 years ago, of similar dates, and were found associated together in one small area, it is probable they are a scattered hoard and consequently come under the jurisdiction of the Treasure Act (1996).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Whitchurch Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2019T136


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 4

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 30th November 2018 - Saturday 1st April 2017

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2019T136

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Prees

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Whitchurch Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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