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Record ID: NCL-B4F01A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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A silver siege coin struck at Newark dated to 1645 to 1646. It is a lozenge shape and weighs 5.13g; length 34.94mm; width 31.10mm. A post-medieval silver 'siege piece' struck at Newark. The coin is lozenge shaped. The obverse depicts a crown flanked from left to right by C and R. The crown has eight pellets on the left arch and nine on the right. Due to wear it is possible that some pellets cannot be seen. Below the crown are the numerals XII, which denotes the denomination as a shilling. All these are enclosed by an off-centred lozenge perimeter of pellets. The reverse has an …
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-E036A6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A post-medieval silver 'siege piece' struck at Newark. The coin is lozenge shaped and has a circular hole at the apex. The obverse depicts a crown flanked either side by C and R. The crown has ten dots on the right arch and ten on the left. Below the crown are the numerals XII, which denotes the denomination as a shilling. All these are enclosed by an off-centred lozenge perimeter of pellets. The reverse has the following text placed over three lines: OBS / NEWARK / 1646. The letter are thick, and the inscription is enclosed by a lozenge perimeter of pellets. The surface of the coi…
Created on: Friday 29th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 29th September 2017
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Record ID: WMID-FA6147
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A modern reproduction of a silver half crown of Charles I (1625-1649), dated 1646. OBS NEWARK reverse type with lettering and date in three lines. Struck at Newark. North 2638. This is a Siege piece. Siege pieces were usually struck from pieces of plate of irregular shape, and sometimes bear a part of the original design or hallmark. Newark was besieged several times during the English Civil War (AD 1642 to AD 1651), and it surrendered on 6th May 1646. Siege pieces attributed to Newark are of a diamond shape. Original siege pieces from Newark adhered closely to the official weights…
Created on: Thursday 17th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 1st April 2014
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