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Charles I Oxford Unite 1644 BJ dies-/18

Price £16,500

Charles I Oxford Unite 1644 BJ dies-/18

Charles I (1625-49), Unite of Twenty Shillings, 1644, Oxford Mint, larger half-length crowned and armoured figure of King left holding sword and palm branch, value in field behind, touching inner beaded circle at top and bottom, initial mark Oxford plume, legend reads CAROLVS. D: G: MAG: BRI: FR: ET. HIB: REX outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, rev Declaration inscription on continuous scroll in three lines, RELIG: PROT: / LEG:. ANG: / LIBER: PAR. date and OX in field below, three Oxford plumes above, linear circle around, pellet stops in legend that runs into scroll Declaration, no initial mark, .EXVRGAT DEVS. DISSIPENTVR. INIMICI. 8.85g (Beresford-Jones dies -/18; Brooker 854; Schneider II-326; N.2389; S.2735).

Fully round, lightly toned, some wear to high points of design and lettering, otherwise very fine, and very rare.

This obverse die variety not recorded by Beresford-Jones in his article in the British Numismatic Journal.