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JM33177

Scotland, Charles I Thirty Shillings, Third coinage, Falconer's issue

Scotland, Charles I (1625-49), silver Thirty Shillings, third coinage (1637-42), Falconer's type V, King on horseback left with upright sword, grassy ground below, large legend lettering, initial mark thistle with leaves on obverse, no leaves on reverse, inner beaded circles both sides, legend reads CAROLVS. DG. MAG. BRIT. FRAN. &. HIB.REX, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, ornamental scrolls around edges, QVÆ DEVS CONIVNXIT NEMO SEPARET, weight 14.14g (SCBI 35 [Scottish], 1519; Burns 51, fig 1023; Murray 5, Bull 22 (Scot); S.5557). Set out on an oval flan as a result of being struck on a rocker press, toned with some excellent and even detail, small flan edge flaw, otherwise about extremely fine, rare so well preserved.

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 Baldwin's Fixed Price List 2010-11, ref SCO 16

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