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Charles I silver Crown type 3a

Charles I (1625-49), silver Crown, Tower Mint, type 3a, armoured King on horseback left with long upright sword and flowing sash, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, initial mark tun struck over crown both sides (1636-38), .CAROLVS. D; G; MAG; BRI; FR; ET. HI; REX, rev. oval quartered shield of arms, . CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO . weight 29.33g (Brooker 260; Cooper dies XVI*/XXI*; N.2195; S.2758). Toned, some light hairline scratches near horse legs, some annealing striations on horse body, with usual edge striking flaws for this extremely rare overstrike, with an excellent depiction of the King otherwise a bold to good very fine.

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 Christies, May 1991, lot 330

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