CHARLES I BRISTOL MINT HALFCROWN, 1644 EX. H.M. LINGFORD COLLECTION (WITH HIS TICKET)
Charles I silver Halfcrown, Bristol Mint, 1644
Obverse: Crowned armoured King on horseback facing left, holding sword, Shrewsbury style plume in field behind, mint mark plumes, with latin legend and beaded borders surrounding: CAROLVS. D: G: MAG: BR: FR: ET: HI: REX.
Reverse: Latin Declaration in two lines at centre between ruled lines RELIG: PROT: / LE: AN: LI: PA:, three plumes with bands above, date below, mint mark BR monogram, with latin legend and beaded borders surrounding: .EXVRGAT. DEVS. DISSIPENTVR. INIMICI.
S.3007, Bull 640/1c, cf.Brooker 976-977 same obverse die, SCBI 19 (Bristol) 197-198, N.2489.
A most appealing specimen, extremely well struck for the issue, on a full large round flan, nicely toned with lustre, extremely fine and very rare thus.
15.1 grams, 38 mm in diameter.
Ex. H.M. Lingford Collection, bought en bloc by Baldwin in 1951 (With ticket in his hand stating bought January 1944, very rare)
Ex. Patrick Finn Numismatist list 18, 2000, number 316, (with this ticket).