Charles I Twenty Pence Briot's Issue

Charles I (1625-1649) silver twenty pence, Third Coinage, Briot's issue with "B" at end of legend below bust on obverse and "B" within the crown on the left on the reverse. Obverse: Crowned bust to left with "XX" indicating denomination behind the head and 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: "IVSTITIA THRONVM FIRMAT" (Justice strengthens the throne). Good collectable condition for type with usual weak centres and slightly crimped, see photograph.

Spink No: 5585(var), Murray Plate IV No: 40, Type (ii)h/m. Diameter 15.8mm. F. £85.00

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