WMID-10B8DC: Post Medieval coin: shilling of Charles I

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Unique ID: WMID-10B8DC

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An incomplete Post Medieval silver shilling of Charles I (AD 1625-1649). Group G, seventh bust (North 2233-2234) dating to AD 1645-1649. Initial mark illegible. London mint. North (1991: 160). Coin has been clipped removing much of the obverse and reverse legends.

Overall dimensions: 28.14mm in diameter, 1.35mm in thickness and 5.79g in weight.

Evidence of reuse: Clipped.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1645
Date to: Exactly AD 1649
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.35 mm
Weight: 5.79 g
Diameter: 28.14 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

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

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 G (N 2233, 2234)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with XII behind head.
Obverse inscription: [...] FRA'. ET. HIB REX
Reverse description: Square shield over cross moline.
Reverse inscription: CHRISTO . AV[...]
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Acton Burnell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5202
Four figure Latitude: 52.61364071
Four figure longitude: -2.71034517
1:25K map: SJ5202
1:10K map: SJ50SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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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