Charles I (1625-49), Halfpound, 1642, Oxford mint (1642-46), king on horseback left with upright sword, flowing sash, horse over arms and militaria, Oxford plume in field behind, initial mark plume on obverse only, legend surrounds CAROLVS DG MAGN BRIT FRAN ET HIB REX. Rev, initial mark grouping of seven pellets, declaration in two straight lines reading RELIG PROT LEG ANG LIBER PAR, value and three Oxford plumes above, outer legend surrounds EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR INIMICI, date below, 59.82g (S.2945; N.2404; Brooker 868).
Struck on a full flan with the exception of a flan spilt at around 6 o’ clock. Legends concise both sides with a legible declaration and date, noticeably clear fields on the obverse and a comprehensive depiction of the King on horseback. Near very fine for issue, much eye appeal.