Charles I 1643 Oxford Unite

World Coins - Charles I 1643 Oxford Unite
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Charles I (1625-49), gold Unite of Twenty Shillings, Oxford Mint, 1643, crowned armoured half-length figure of King left, holding upright sword and palm branch, value XX behind, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark Oxford plumes, CAROLVS. D: G. MAG: BR: FR: ET: HIBER: REX, rev. abbreviated Latin Declaration inscription on three line scroll at centre, RELIG: PROT / :LEG: ANG: / LIBER: PAR, date below, three Oxford plumes above, Latin legend commences upper left within beaded and toothed border surrounding, two pellets at end of legend, EXVRGAT: DEVS: DISSIPENTVR: INIMICI:, weight 9.03g (Beresford-Jones dies VIII / 13; Schneider 318; N.2389; Brooker 850; S.2734). Toned, quite well struck especially on portrait with just a few superficial weaknesses in legend and sword blade, good very fine and rare, with a good pedigree.
 
The abbreviated obverse legend translates as "Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland. The abbreviated reverse Declaration translates as "The religion of the Protestants, the Laws of England, the Liberty of Parliament". The outer reverse legend translates as "Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered"
Provenance:
Ex Captain Ronald D. Wills, Glendining, 6th December 1938, lot 93.
Ex Dr John Cosmo Stuart Rashleigh, part III, Glendining, 10th June 1953, lot 61.
Ex Heritage New York Signature Sale, 3rd January 2016, lot 31232.
Ex Dr Jonathan P Rosen, CNG Triton XXI, 9th January 2018, lot 1456.
 
Price SKU: CM7099
£ 17,500.00
  • US$ 23,056.65
  • € 20,815.55
  • AUD 33,877.14
  • CHF 22,733.86
  • CAD 30,527.01

Rates for: 12/10/19

Ships from: United Kingdom