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HM32339

Scotland, Charles I Thirty-Shillings, first coinage with James VI horseman

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Scotland, Charles I (1625-49),silver Thirty Shillings, first coinage (1625-34), James VI as horseman right with upright sword, inner and outer borders, ground line below, initial mark large thistle, legend surrounds CAROLVS. D.G. MAG. BRIT. FRAN. & HIB. REX,rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, QVÆ. DEVS. CONIVNXIT. NEMO. SEPERAT, weight 14.93g (Burns 2, fig. 997; Bull 3d/L7; SCBI 35 [Scottish], 1412; SCBI 70 [National Museum of Scotland], 135ff; Murray pl. iii, 13; S.5541). Some weakness in the centre, good portrait and expression on the King, legends clear, reverse shield and legends showing elements of clarity and precision, near very fine, rare.

The Latin legends translate as "Charles by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland" on the obverse, and "What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder" on the reverse, a Psalm taken from the Bible.

Provenance:

Ex Arthur Chesser Collection, Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 113, 17th September 2013, lot 344.

Ex A H Baldwin, Fixed Price List, Winter 2013/14, item SCO19.

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