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FM18337

Charles II Shilling first hammered issue, no mark of value, mm. Crown

Charles II (1660-85), silver Shilling, first hammered issue (1660-61), crowned bust left, without mark of value, legend and toothed borders surrounding both sides, initial mark crown both sides, no stops either side of mint mark on obverse, CAROLVS. II. D. G. MAG. BRIT. FR. ET. HIB. REX,rev. long cross fourchée over quartered shield of arms, more squat smaller harp with seven strings, .CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO., weight 5.93g (Bull 273; ESC 1009; N.2762; S.3308).Toned, slightly double struck, with a very artistic portrait, the work of Thomas Simon, almost extremely fine.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles the Second 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 Dix Noonan Webb, Auction 106, 6th February 2013, lot 557.

Davisson's Mailbid Sale 32, 6th June 2013, lot 162.

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