Charles I (1625-1649), Double crown, Nicholas Briot’s first milled coinage (1631-32), crowned draped bust left, value .X. behind, inner beaded linear circle, initial mark daisy with B to left, legend commences CAROLVS DG MAG BRITAN FRAN ET HIB REX. Rev, crowned garnished quartered shield, C and lozenge to left, R and lozenge to right, inner beaded circle, lozenge stops, initial mark .B. legend surrounds CVLTORES SVI DEVS PROTEGIT, 4.55g (S.2720; N.2295; Schneider 279; Brooker 710).
Good extremely fine, obtained by Thomas Law as an FDC specimen. Underlying mint brilliance, a first rate Briot piece, exceptional. Rare.