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CM06166

Charles I Crown, Gp IV, Tower mint under Parliament, mm eye

Charles I (1625-49), silver Crown, Tower Mint under Parliament, type IV, armoured King on horseback left with raised sword and flowing sash, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, initial mark eye both sides (1645), CAROLVS. D; G; MAG; BRI; FRA; ET. HIB; REX, rev. oval quartered shield of arms, .:. CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO .:., weight 30.29g (Brooker 271; Cooper dies XXIII/XXXIV; N.2198; S.2761). Attractively toned, well struck for a Parliamentary issue, good very fine and very rare this well preserved.

The abbreviated obverse legend translates as "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 Lloyd Bennet, Coins of Britain, July 2002.

Ex Alan Morris Collection, dispersed by Lloyd Bennett circa 2004-15.

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