Silver octagonal-shaped seige coin; Denomination: Shilling
Struck in the town of Pontefract after the death of Charles I (30 January 1648/9)
Issued in the name of Charles II (1660-1685) who did not take the throne until 1660.
A shilling was a 12 pence coin.
Crown above the letters CR; around from sides of crown, DVM SPIRO SPERO (translation: while I live I hope)
Castle from right turret of which a cannon protrudes; at left, OBS; above divided by centre turret, PC; around, CAROLVS SECVNDVS 1648 (the N of SECVNDVS retrograde)
Purchase from Downie, P.J. Ltd.
Type of item
30 mm (Length), 29 mm (Width), 4.53 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 2648 Pages
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3150 Pages