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CM03867

Charles I 1644 Sixpence, Bristol Mint, ex Lockett Collection

Charles I (1625-49), silver Sixpence, Bristol Mint, 1644, crowned bust left, value VI in field behind, Bristol plumelet before face, no initial mark on obverse, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, CAROLVS. D: G: MAG: B: F: ET. H: REX., rev. Latin Declaration in three lines at centre between ruled lines RELIG: PRO: / LEG: ANG: / LIB: PAR:, three Bristol plumes above, date below, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark BR monogram depicted prone, EXVRGAT. DEVS. DISSIPENTVR. INIMICI, weight 2.76g (Brooker 1001; N.2503; S.3020). Toned struck a little off-centre on reverse and a little uneven in shape, weak at one part of legend both sides, otherwise a bold very fine, with a good portrait, rare.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland"; and on the reverse "I reign under the auspice of Christ."

Provenance:

Ex Richard Cyril Lockett, English part II, Glendining, 11-17th October 1956, lot 2492 part.

Purchased previously from Joseph P Linzalone of New Jersey, USA Spring 1998.

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