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CG03960

Charles I Sixpence mm triangle, HB for HIB legend

Charles I (1625-49), silver Sixpence, Tower Mint, group E, type 42, fifth larger crowned bust left, value VI in field behind, initial mark triangle (1639-40) both sides, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, CAROLVS. D; G; MAG; BRI; FRA; ET HB; REX, note letter I missing in Irish title, rev. cross fleur over crowned quartered shield of arms, .CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO., weight 2.85g (Francis 4a; cf.Brooker 640; N.2245; S.2816). Toned, interesting with the legend error on obverse, a bold and pleasing very fine, good portrait, 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."

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