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Record ID: LANCUM-F0A1E4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Unusually light, almost 'plasticy' shilling or halfcrown of Charles I or Charles II, probably a contemporary forgery. Mint mark not visible. A local expert in Charles I coins, Bob Lyall, argues that, "at 6.12 grams, it is of full weight for a Charles shilling (some provincial emergency mints are lightweight) and for a period of just a few weeks in 1626 the Tower struck light weight coins with mm cross on steps whereby a shilling weighed around 5.1 grams. From the bit of the legend that is still legible, the style of the letters look like contemporary forgeries; certainly the C on the …
Created on: Thursday 15th January 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Garstang', grid reference and parish protected.

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