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The story of King’s Lynn in 1000 objects, December 8, 2015

The story of King’s Lynn in 1000 objects, December 8, 2015

This hoard of 129 silver shillings with a silver cup dates to the period of the English Civil War, presumably hidden for safekeeping at this turbulent time. The coins were minted in the reigns of Phillip and Mary, Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I and the cup with its coins were buried on the estate of Sir Valentine Pell, a Parliamentarian supporter. It’s a reminder of the role of King’s Lynn during the Civil War and the town’s siege in 1643.

 

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