Charles I Silver Oxford Halfcrown
Charles I Silver Halfcrown
Oxford - 1644
mm. Rosette and Plume/ Rosette
Spink - 2966
North - 2423var Scarce
Bull - 611/12 (This coin)
CA[ROL]VS D G MAG BR FR ET HIB REX. Briot style horseman, plume behind, long grass below,
EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR INIMICI. Declaration RELIG PRO LE ANG LIB PAR in two lines, two plumes and rosettes flanking large central plume above, date 1644 and OX with rosettes below.
About very fine, reverse better, full weight and toned. Overall a good example of this poorly struck and rare issue.
Ex N. Asherson Collection, Spink Auction 6, 10 October 1979, lot 69.
Ex R.C. Lockett Collection, Part IV, Glendining Auction, 26-7 April 1960, lot 4204
Ex H.W. Morrieson Collection, Sotheby Auction, 20-4 November 1933, lot 529 (part)
This coin is illustrated in H.W. Morrieson’s article ‘The Coinage of Oxford, 1642-46’ (BNJ XVI [1921-2], pl. V, 71) and Bull 'The halfcrowns of Charles I, Volume IV' Number 611/32.