Oliver Cromwell 1658 Crown

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Oliver Cromwell 1658 Crown

Oliver Cromwell (d.1658), silver Crown, 1658, 8 in date struck over 7, laureate and draped bust left, raised die flaw at early stage, abbreviated Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, OLIVAR. D.G.R.P. ANG. SCO. HIB &c PRO, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms of the Protectorate, date above, PAX QVÆRITVR BELLO, edge inscribed in raised letters, *.HAS. NISI. PERITVRVS. MIHI. ADIMAT. NEMO. (L&S 1; Bull 240; ESC 10; S.3226). Attractively toned, with mint bloom both sides, just a few very light hairlines, a hairline thin die flaw only visible, otherwise a pleasing extremely fine.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as "Oliver by the Grace of God, Protector of the Republic of England, Scotland and Ireland," and on the reverse "Peace is sought by war," and additionally on the edge "Let no one remove these from me under penalty of death."

 

Provenance:

Purchased from A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, Summer 2006.

BM03032

£12,500
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