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BM02815

Oliver Cromwell 1656 Halfcrown

Regular price £7,500
Regular price Sale price £7,500

Oliver Cromwell (d.1658), silver Halfcrown, 1656, laureate and draped bust left, abbreviated Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, OLIVAR. D.G.R.P. ANG. SCO. HI &c PRO., rev. crowned quartered shield of arms of the Protectorate, date above, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, PAX QVÆRITVR BELLO, edge inscribed in raised letters, +.HAS. NISI. PERITVRVS. MIHI. ADIMAT. NEMO. weight 14.78g (N.2746; Bull 251 R3; ESC 446 R3; S.3227). Toned, with a few light surface marks, otherwise good fine and very rare.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as "Oliver by the Grace of God, Protector of the Republic of England, Scotland and Ireland," and on the reverse "Peace is sought by war," and additionally on the edge "Let no one remove these from me under penalty of death."

Provenance:

Purchased from A H Baldwin & Sons, Summer 2006.

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