Reproduction Charles I Scarborough Siege Crown, Type I
Obverse: Type I, large castle type showing the keep of Scarborough castle with windows, battlements and corner turrets to each side, gatehouse to the left with pitched roof door and chapel above. Below 'V' representing five shillings (Five Shillings = 1 Crown). Above horizontal lines that show that this coin was struck from a plate.
Reverse: The reverse image of the castle where the coin die has pushed the metal.
History: During the siege of Scarborough Castle between July 1644 and July 1645 coins were struck from objects such as plates. The commander of the castle Sir Hugh Chomley actually handed out the siege money himself, at a rate of sixpence a day, to encourage morale of those who repaired the walls. These coins are very rare.
Date: July 1644 - July 1645
Size: 4.7cm X 5.0cm