Charles I Silver Crown, 1625-49
Tower mint, under the King, Group III, type 3a
Mint mark Bell (1634-35)
Obverse: Armoured king on horseback facing left, holding upright sword with sash flowing from waist. With Latin legend and beaded inner and outer circle borders surrounding: .CAROLVS. D; G; MAG; BR; FR; ET. HI; REX.
Reverse: oval quartered shield of arms, with Latin legend surrounding: + CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO +
29.9 grams, 44 mm in diameter.
Brooker 256 (same dies), N2195, S.2758
Struck on a very large size problem free full flan, very fine/ good very fine for the issue, a scarce attractive piece with a very early superb provenance. A most pleasing old original golden yellow tone on both sides.
Ex. Archbishop Sharp Collection, Part 1, Glendining Auction, 5th October 1977 lot (48) Bought by A.H. Baldwin’s
Ex. A. H. Baldwin’s Auction 30, A collection of Crowns, 7th-8th May 2002, lot (415)
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