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.

Obverse Description

Crown above the three lines of legend; HANC DE / VS DEDIT / 1648; around from sides of crown, CAROL II D G MAG B F ET H REX (translation of centre lines: God has given this 1648)

Reverse Description

Castle from right turret of which a cannon protrudes; at left, OBS; above divided by centre turret, PC; around, POST MORTEM PATRIIS PRO FILIO (translation: after the death of the father for the son)

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