Charles I 1642 Shrewsbury Half-Pound

Charles I 1642 Shrewsbury Half-Pound

Charles I (1625-49), silver Half Pound of Ten Shillings, 1642, Shrewsbury Mint, armoured King on horseback left, crowned holding sword, Shrewsbury plume in field behind, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark seven pellets, CAROLVS. D: G: MAG: BRI: FRA: ET. HIB: REX, rev. Latin Declaration in two lines at centre between ruled lines RELIG: PROT: LEG / ANGL: LIBER: PARL, three Shrewsbury plumes above, over value X, date below, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark four pellets, EXVRGAT. DEVS. DISSIPENTVR. INIMICI, weight 60.86g (Brooker 800 this coin; Morrieson B-4; N.2364; S.2920). Toned, double struck on reverse, some light smoothing and tooling both sides, with an excellent depiction of the King, good very fine and scarce.

The abbreviated obverse legend translates as "Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland. The abbreviated reverse Declaration translates as "The religion of the Protestants, the Laws of England, the Liberty of Parliament". The outer reverse legend translates as "Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered"



Ex C E G Mackerell, portion of collection privately dispersed circa 1906.

Ex Cumberland Clark, Charles I Coins and Medals, Sotheby, 19th January 1914, lot 70.

Ex Henry Platt-Hall, English part III, Glendining, 26th July 1950, lot 154 and plate V, bought by Spink and Son Ltd en bloc before sale.

Ex John G Brooker Collection, sold by Spink and Son Ltd from 1978-83.


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