Charles I Forty Pence Briot's Issue


Charles I (1625-1649) silver forty pence, Third Coinage, Briot's issue with "B" below bust on obverse and over crown to left on reverse. Obverse: Crowned bust to left with "XL" indicating denomination surrounded by four lozenges behind the head and legend with pellet stops: "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 and legend with lozenge stops: "SALVS REIPVB SVPREMA LEX" (The safety of the state is the supreme law). Good collectable condition for type with slight crimp, see photograph.

Spink No: 5575(var), Murray Plate IV No. 34, Type (i)a/g. Diameter 20.8mm. F+. £85.00

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