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HM32341

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 small thistle, legend surrounds CAROLVS. D.G. MAG. BRIT. FRAN. & HIB. REX,rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, QVÆ. DEVS. CONIVNXIT. NEMO. SEPERAT, weight 14.84g (Burns 2, fig. 997; Bull 1b/S7; SCBI 35 [Scottish], 1411; SCBI 70 [National Museum of Scotland], 135ff; Murray pl. iii, 13; S.5541). Toned on good metal, weakly struck in the centre, legends clear, nice expression to Kings face, bold fine, reverse 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 Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 143, 12th December 2017, lot 1381.

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