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Scotland, Charles I Twenty Pence, third coinage, Briot issue, B under thistle

Scotland,Charles I (1625-49),silver Twenty Pence, third coinage (1637-42), Nicholas Briot's issue (1637-38), type I, with B supine beneath thistle, crowned bust left to outer border of rim, value XX with lozenge above and below behind head, inner linear circle legend and outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, legend commences bottom left, pellet stops, CAR. D: G. SCOT. ANG. FR. ET HIB. R,rev.crowned thistle, B supine below stalk of left leaf, legend commences upper right, .IVSTITIA. THRONVM. FIRMAT., weight 1.08g (cf.Burns 15-19; S.5582A).Toned about very fine, reverse better with some adjustment marks, a rare variety that was unknown to Burns.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles by the Grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France and Ireland" and on the reverse "The safety of the State is the supreme law."

Provenance:

Ex Michael Gietzelt Collection, Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 181, 16th September 2020, lot 129 part.

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