Charles I (1625-49) Halfcrown , Oxford mint, 1643, initial mark Rosette on obverse only, Briot horseman left with upright sword at angle, lumpy ground below, Oxford plume behind, legend reads CAROLVS DG MAG BR FR ET HIB REX. Rev, declaration struck at centre, RELIG.PRO.LE ANG.LIB.PAR, two Oxford plumes flanking a larger central plume above, within beaded linear circle, date and OX below, rosettes either side of OX, 15.38g (S.2964; N.2423; Brooker 901).
An imposing depiction of Briot’s horseman, struck on an irregular flan similar in shape and appearance to some of the Salopia, Shrewsbury types, of the same denomination. A competent horseman and detailed plume in the field. Some flatness in the intricate reverse with a legible declaration made at Wellington, Shropshire, obverse weakly struck otherwise very fine. Scarce.
Ex Baldwin’s Auctions, 101. Lot 3233, 28th September 2016