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BM02345

Charles II 1671 Crown, T over R in ET R4

Regular price £5,750
Regular price Sale price £5,750

Charles II (1660-85), silver Crown, 1671, T over R in ET on reverse, second laureate and draped bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA, rev. crowned cruciform emblematic shields, interlinked Cs in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, seven strings to Irish harp, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, MAG. BR.FRA. ET.HIB REX. edge inscribed in raised letters, DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. VICESIMO. TERTIO..+., weight 29.87g (Bull 383 R4; ESC 42A R4; S.3357). Toned, some light raised die flaws on obverse field, otherwise good very fine and one of the best we have seen of this very rare reverse legend variety in the last year of the second bust type.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles the Second, by the grace of God" and on the reverse, "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland" and additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the twenty third year of the reign." The regnal year for Charles II always ignores the Commonwealth period and counts the regnal year from the death of his Father in January 1648/9.

Provenance:

Spink Numismatic Circular, 1998, item 6993.

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