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CG04727

Charles I Shilling mm harp

Charles I (1625-49), silver Shilling, Tower Mint, Group D, fourth smaller crowned bust left completely within inner circle, bust 4, double arched crown with plain arches, value XII in field behind, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, initial mark harp (1632-33) both sides, .CAROLVS D; G; MA; BR; FR; ET. HIB; REX., rev. quartered shield of arms in frame, .CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO., weight 6.16g (Sharp D4/1; Brooker 479-480; N.2223; S.2789). Toned, just a touch weak in parts, a couple of light hairline scratches in obverse field, otherwise with a strong portrait for this variety of the smaller bust, a bold to good 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."

Provenance:

Ex Dr E C Carter Collection, bought by A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd 1950.

Sold to Mr J M Ashby 11th January 1954 by A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd.

Ex J M Ashby Collection, Spink Auction 145, 12-14th July 2000.

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