Oliver Cromwell Silver Halfcrown 1658
Obverse: Laureate and draped bust facing left, with abbreviated Latin legend and toothed border surrounding: OLIVAR. D.G.R.P. ANG. SCO. ET. HIB &c PRO
Reverse: Crowned quartered shield of arms of the Protectorate, date (1658) above, with Latin legend and toothed border surrounding: PAX QVÆRITVR BELLO
Edge inscribed in raised letters: +.HAS. NISI. PERITVRVS. MIHI. ADIMAT. NEMO.
15.02 grams, 34 mm in diameter
S.3227A; N.2746; Bull 252; ESC 447.
Deeply toned with proof like mirrored surfaces, showing a superb contrast between the fields and portrait, two striking crack flaws, however this does not detract from the over all superb look of the coin, a bold extremely fine or better.
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