1645 Charles I Newark(e) Besieged Shilling - Ex Seaby's 1965
Charles I (1625-1649), Newark besieged (1645-6), Shilling, 1645, tall jewelled crown, 10 pearls either side of orb, from the same rev. OBS; / NEWARKE / 1645 (Hird 252-3 and SCBI Brooker 1224, same dies; N 2640; S 3142) weight 5.45 grams
A truly remarkable survivor of the English Civil War. The Newark coinage from this fascinating era are amongst the most iconic and are a truly wonderful and captivating issue to behold. Struck on a huge flan, this Shilling is still in As struck condition and is the most appealing example we have ever handled let alone seen.
Bought from Seabys in April 1965