Charles I Bristol Halfcrown, 1644, mm plume, Shrewbsury plume in field

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Charles I Bristol Halfcrown, 1644, mm plume, Shrewbsury plume in field

Charles I (1625-49), silver Halfcrown, 1644, Bristol Mint, armoured King on horseback left, crowned holding sword, Shrewsbury style plume in field behind, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark plumes, CAROLVS. D: G: MAG: BR: FR: ET: HI: REX., rev. Latin Declaration in two lines at centre between ruled lines RELIG: PROT: / LE: AN: LI: PA:, three plumes with bands above, date below, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark BR monogram, .EXVRGAT. DEVS. DISSIPENTVR. INIMICI., weight 14.21g (Bull 640/1c; cf.Brooker 977; Morrieson B1-1c; N.2489; S.3007). Toned with some light striking weakness, slightly double struck on a broad flan, good very fine.

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"

CM05514

£1,500
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