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GM27014

Charles I 1642 Pound Oxford Mint VF30

Regular price £12,500
Regular price Sale price £12,500

Charles I (1625-49), silver Pound of Twenty Shillings, Oxford Mint, 1642, King on horseback left, walking over arms and militaria including a cannon, Oxford plumes behind flowing scarf of King, beaded circles and legend surrounding, initial mark Oxford plumes, CAROLVS: D: G: MAGNI: BRITANI: FRAN: ET: HIB: REX, rev. two-line Latin motto at centre, RELIG. PROT. LEG / ANG. LIBER. PAR, three oxford plumes over value of .XX. above, date below, beaded circles and legend surrounding, legend commences at left, initial mark seven pellets, EXVRGAT: DEVS: DISSIPENTVR: INIMICI, weight 119.09g (Brooker 860; Morrieson B-2; North 2398; S.2940). Toned with a degree of weak and edge flan flaw, surface marks, has been graded and slabbed by PCGS as VF30.

PCGS Certification 868418.30/44032868.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland." On the reverse the outer legend translates as "Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered." As Psalm from the Bible (Psalm 68.1). The motto across the centre translates as "The religion of the Protestants, the laws of England, the liberty of Parliament."

This silver Twenty Shillings or Pound was struck at the Oxford Mint where Charles I had moved his capital from London after the Battle of Edgehill, to the Royalist Universities of the City of Oxford, where he made a state entrance on 29th October 1642. The King lived at Christ Church, with the Queen installed at Merton; the Royalist Parliament met in the Upper Schools and Great Convocation House; the Privy Council at Oriel; and the Mint worked at New Inn Hall from the 3rd January 1642/3.

Provenance:

Ex Mark and Lottie Salton Collection, Stacks Bowers, 24th August 2022, lot 31213 with his envelope and tickets.

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