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Great Britain, Charles I, 1625 - 1649
Charles I attempted to reign as an absolute monarch and rule without Parliament. Civil war broke out, the forces of the King lost, and Charles was beheaded. Parliament took control of the Tower mint in 1642.
UK85378. Silver crown, SCBC 2758, North 2195 (R); crown mint mark on obverse and reverse, F/VF, light marks, Tower mint, weight 29.304g, maximum diameter 45.2mm, die axis 345o
, 1635 - 1636; obverse CAROLVS • D • G • MAG • BRI • FRA • ET • HIB • REX (Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland), king on horseback left (group III), holding upright sword in right hand, no ground; reverse CRISTO • AVSPICE • REGNO • (I reign under the auspices of Christ), oval garnished shield - royal coat-of-arms (lion, fleur de lis, harp) within ornate oval frame; ex Gordon Andreas Singer; rare
Catalog current as of Friday, August 23, 2019.
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