Coin - Pound, Charles I, Great Britain, 1642 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 483

Silver coin; Denomination: Pound
Oxford Mint
Charles I (1625-1649)

A pound is 20 shillings
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 52 mm (Diameter)

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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: 1642 AD
Denomination: 1 Pound
Obverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, the King crowned and wearing armour and a long scarf, holding a sword upright on horseback advancing to left trampling arms including a cannon; behind, a plume; around, CAROLVS D G MAGNI BRITANI FRAN ET HIB REX
Reverse Description: At centre within a beaded circle, three plumes above the Roman numeral XX, below within two lines the Declaration, RELIG PROT LEG / ANG LIBER PAR; below, 1642; around, EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR INIMICI (translation of the declaration: The religion of the Protestants, the laws of England, the liberty of Parliament; translation legend, Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered)
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles I, England, Great Britain
Mint: Oxford (Mint)
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North 2398 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 2940 Pages

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