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, with latin legend and beaded borders surrounding: .EXVRGAT. DEVS. DISSIPENTVR. INIMICI.
S.3007; Brooker 976-977; N.2489.
15.1 grams, 36 mm in diameter.
A most appealing specimen, extremely well struck for the issue, on a full large round flan, nicely toned with lustre, much as struck and very rare, seldom encountered in this state of preservation.
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