Coin issued by Bishop John Shirwood

A silver penny issued by Bishop John Shirwood between 1483 and 1485. This was the reign of Richard III. Note the 'S' for Shirwood on the King's chest. Shirwood was the first Durham Bishop to have his initials on his coins.

A silver penny issued by Bishop John Shirwood between 1483 and 1485. This was the reign of Richard III. Note the 'S' for Shirwood on the King's chest. Shirwood was the first Durham Bishop to have his initials on his coins.