Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Tower Mint, London.
Commonwealth of England, Oliver Cromwell, (1653-1658)
The Tower Mint had been ceased by the Parliament in 1642 but it continued to Mint in the name of Charles I until the monachy was abolished by Parliament in 1649. The shilling is a 12 pence coin, indicated by the Roman numeral XII above the shields on the reverse.
Within a wreath of palm and laurel a shield bearing the cross of St. George; around, (mm. sun) COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND
Within a beaded inner circle two conjoined shields, the one on the left bearing the cross of St. George and on the right, the Irish Harp; above, the denomination in pence, XII; around, GOD WITH VS 1654
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Dr William Howat, 15/3/1976
Plain (edge) (obverse) (reverse)
Type of item
5.693 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 2724 Pages