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FM22735

Charles I 1646 Sixpence, Bridgnorth-on Severn, mm B

Charles I (1625-49),silver Sixpence, Bridgnorth on Severn Mint, 1646, crowned bust left, value VI in field behind, plumelet before face, initial mark B at top, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, CAROLVS. D: G: MAG: B: F: ET. HI: REX.,rev.Latin Declaration in three lines at centre between ruled lines REL: PROT: / LEG: ANG: / LIB: PAR:, scroll and three plumes above, the central one larger, horizontal line and date below, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark pellet, . EXVRG: DEVS. DISSIPEN: INIMICI, weight 2.74g (Brooker 1132; N.2523; S.3041).Toned has been creased and straightened with light surface crack under value, light hairline scratch in obverse field otherwise a bold very fine and 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." 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."

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