Charles I (1625-1649) silver forty pence (quarter merk), Second Coinage, Briot's issue of 1636 with beaded inner circles. Obverse: Crowned bust to left with "XL", indicating denomination, behind the head with legend: "CAR D G SCOT ANG FR ET HIB R" (Charles by the grace of God King of Scotland England France and Ireland). Reverse: Crown over thistle with legend: "SALVS • REIP : SVPR LEX •" (The safety of the state is the supreme law). Reasonable collectable condition for type, see photograph.
Spink No: 5548, Similar to Murray Plate IV No. 32, this reverse not listed. Diameter 20.5mm. VG. £65.00
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