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Ireland, Inchiquin Halfcrown

Ireland, Charles I (1625-49), The Great Rebellion, coinages of the Lord Justices, "Inchiquin" silver Halfcrown, undated issue of 1642, irregular polygon flan cut from silver plate, stamped with the weight for nine pennyweights and sixteen grains on both sides, weight in two lines, dw ... gr / 9 : 16, within linear and toothed circles, weight 14.89g (DF 277A; S.6533). Toned, counter-stamp on one side not fully struck up, otherwise a bold very fine for this very rare issue.

This obsidional issue was current at the time of the Great Rebellion in Ireland under the sixth Baron Inchiquin, who was later Earl Inchiquin from 1654. The coinage was made under duress from the cutting and stamping of silver plate donated to the cause in favour of the King.

Provenance:

Purchased by H M Lingford from A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd in December 1946.

Ex Herbert M Lingford Collection, bought by A H Baldwin in 1951.

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