Charles I Silver Crown, Tower Mint under Parliament, type IV
Obverse: Armoured King on horseback left with raised sword and flowing sash, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, mint mark eye on both sides (1645): CAROLVS. D; G; MAG; BRI; FRA; ET. HIB; REX
Reverse: Oval quartered shield of arms, legend: .:. CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO .:.
S.2761, Brooker 271, Cooper dies XXIII/XXXIII, N.2198
Attractively toned, well struck for the Parliamentary issue, and very rare this well preserved.
Ex. S.A.H. Whetmore collection, The important collection of crowns. Sold via Glendining & co, Friday July 14th 1961, (lot 31)
Ex. F.R. Cooper collection, sold via Glendining & co, 8th November 1978, (lot 92) sold for £1800. Described as good extremely fine - as struck.
*This coin was used as the plate coin for Coopers monograph, plate 19.
45 mm in diameter, 29.7 grams.
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