Coin - Groat, Charles I, Great Britain, 1638-1642 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 491

Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Aberystwyth Mint
King Charles I (1625-1649)

The Aberysthwyth mint operated between 1638 and 1642 using Welsh silver which, prior to this, had been sent the the Tower Mint in London. The Welsh source of the silver is shown by a plume in front of the King's bust. The denomination is indicated by the Roman numeral III behind the King's bust. A groat is a fourpence coin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.798 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1638-1642 AD
Denomination: Groat
Obverse Description: Within an inner beaded circle, the crowned and draped bust of Charles I facing left; behind, the denomination in pence, IIII; in front, a plume; around, (mm. book) CAROLVS D G M B F ET H REX
Reverse Description: Within an inner beaded circle, a garnished oval shield with plume at top, quartered with the arms of England combined with France, Scotland and Ireland; around, CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO (mm. book) (translation, I reign under the auspices of Christ)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles I, England, Great Britain, 1638-1642
Mint: Aberystwyth (mint), Wales, Great Britain, 1638-1642
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 2892 Pages
  2. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North 2337 Pages

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