Charles I Oxford Unite 1644 BJ diesX/18
Charles I (1625-49), Unite of Twenty Shillings, 1644, Oxford Mint, 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. 8.91g (Beresford-Jones dies X/18; Brooker 853; Schneider II-325; N.2389; S.2735).
A little uneven in shape, perhaps once cleaned, some wear to high points of design and lettering, otherwise very fine, reverse bolder and very rare.
ex Dix Noonan and Webb, 8th October 2002, lot 1183.
Featured masterpiece coin in round one of Episode four of the new Alan Titchmarsh Show 'Masterpiece' on ITV.