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Record ID: NLM-2A317E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Silver coin. Penny of Charles I (1625-1649), possibly Shrewsbury mint issue of 1642 with contracted legend and untidy lettering. Pierced with a regular neat round hole from the reverse at 12 O'clock obverse. Obverse description: [bust left], I behind head; no inner circle. Two pellets precede legend. Obverse inscription: CAROLVS D.G.M.B.F[--]T.H.RX Reverse description: Arms in Cartouche. Reverse inscription: IVSTITIA.THRONVM.FIRM[AT] Diameter: 14.1mm, Weight: 0.44gms, die axis: probably 9
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LON-82B427
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A post medieval silver coin: halfcrown of Charles I, Shrewsbury mint (1643). Heavily clipped past all inscription. Obverse: King on horseback - Oxford horse with off hind leg raised. Obverse inscription: [CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FR ET HIB REX] Reverse: RELIG PROT LEG ANG LIBER PAR, declaration in two lines with a line above and below; three plumes above date 1643 below. Reverse inscription: [EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR INIMICI] Die axis measurement: 2.00 Dimensions: Diameter: 30.08mm; weight: 10.59g.
Created on: Sunday 15th February 2009
Last updated: Monday 4th August 2014
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