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EG13702

Charles I Shilling Tower under Parliament, mm (P) after King had left London

Charles I (1625-49), silver Shilling, Tower under Parliament issue, Group G, type 44, sixth crowned bust left, stellate lace collar, double arched crown, large value XII in field behind, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, initial mark (P) (1643-44) both sides, .CAROLVS D; G; MAG; BRI; FRA; ET. HIB; REX., rev. long cross fourchee over quartered shield of arms, .CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO, weight 5.96g (Sharp G1/2; Brooker 552; N.2232; S.2800). Peripheral toning and uneven in shape, better than the examples of this mint mark in Brooker, nice clear reverse, good very fine for issue and a rare mark.

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 Spink and Son Ltd, purchased 1st October 1963.
Ex Marvin Lessen's North York Moors Collection, part 3, Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 168, 29th January 2020, lot 905.

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