Printed Auction 38 Aftersale Lot 124

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Printed Auction 38 Aftersale Lot 124

Charles I. 1625-1649. AR crown. 26.91 gm. 41 mm. Exeter mint. Castle / Rose i.m. 1645. King on horseback left, holding sword upright; CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HI REX / Oval garnished shield; CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO 1645. S. 3060. N. 2559. Besly D18. Brooker 1039 (same dies). Good Very Fine; beautiful old tone; cf. Slaney: "Some double striking, particularly on king's body, slightly off centre but good very fine and exceptional for this very rare variety."

Ex Slaney (Spink, 14 May 2015, lot 347; £5200 plus commission; net $10K US)

Ex Captain H E G Paget (Glendining, 25-27 September 1946, lot 126), 'probably the finest specimen known. Extremely rare.'

Purchased from Baldwin & Sons 23 May 1942.


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