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CM03866

Charles I Sixpence, mm rose ex Morrieson, Lockett, Burstal, Brooker

Charles I (1625-49), silver Sixpence, Tower Mint, group C, type 2b with plumes over reverse shield, made from silver mined in Wales, third crowned bust in ruff left, value VI in field behind, initial mark rose (1631-32) both sides, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, CAROLVS. D; G; MAG; BR; FR; ET HI; REX., rev. crowned oval quartered shield of arms, Welsh plumes between C and R above, .CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO., weight 3.07g (Francis 2b this coin illustrated; Brooker 602 this coin; N.2239; S.2810). Toned a little weak on the high points, but with a decent face and better than usually seen, with a great provenance, a bold very fine, 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:

Illustrated by Grant R. Francis in "Silver Coins of the Tower Mint of Charles I part IV" British Numismatic Journal, volume 15, pages 79-116, plate I no.12, type IIb 3. Rose.

Ex Lt-Col. Henry Walters Morrieson, Sotheby, 20th November 1933, lot 634.

Ex Richard Cyril Lockett, English part II, Glendining, 11-17th October 1956, lot 2337 part

Ex Dr Edward Burstal, Glendining, 15th May 1968, lot 324

Ex John G Brooker Collection, number 602, sold via Spink in parts from 1978.

Purchased from Stacks New York, January 2003.

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