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WREX-8E2D72: Very worn silver shilling of Charles I dating from late 1630s to 1649 AD

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Unique ID: WREX-8E2D72

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Worn Charles I shilling of group E-G dating from the late 1630s-49. The obverse legend is illegible. The reverse has a squared shield over a cross moline with the legend CHRI[STO AVSPICE REGNO].

Diameter: 24.1mm; weight: 2.2g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1635
Date to: Circa AD 1649

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 24.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 21st November 2017 - Tuesday 21st November 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wrexham Museum 1231

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Charles I, not further defined (N 2216 - 2234)
Obverse description: Bust of king facing left
Reverse description: Squared shield over a cross moline
Reverse inscription: CHRI[STO AVSPICE REGNO]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WREX
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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