Oliver Cromwell 1656 Halfcrown

World Coins - Oliver Cromwell 1656 Halfcrown
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Oliver Cromwell (d.1658), silver Halfcrown, 1656, laureate and draped bust left, abbreviated Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, OLIVAR. D.G.R.P. ANG. SCO. HI &c PRO., rev. crowned quartered shield of arms of the Protectorate, date above, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, PAX QVÆRITVR BELLO, edge inscribed in raised letters, +.HAS. NISI. PERITVRVS. MIHI. ADIMAT. NEMO. weight 14.75g (N.2746; Bull 251 R3; ESC 446 R3; S.3227). Toned, with a few light surface marks, otherwise a bold fine and very rare.
 
The abbreviated Latin legends translate as "Oliver by the Grace of God, Protector of the Republic of England, Scotland and Ireland," and on the reverse "Peace is sought by war," and additionally on the edge "Let no one remove these from me under penalty of death."
The first and rarest date for the portrait Halfcrown of Oliver Cromwell.
Provenance:
Ex David Freedman Collection, Spink Coin Auction 55, 8th October 1986, lot 99.
Ex Clarendon Collection, part two, Bonhams, 17th October 2006, lot 1569. 
Price SKU: DM07573
£ 6,750.00
  • US$ 8,438.55
  • € 7,650.39
  • AUD 12,426.62
  • CHF 8,371.05
  • CAD 11,197.12

Rates for: 09/22/19

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