Declaration half crown by Unknown Artist

This is a rare coin from the mint in Exeter minted during the Civil War.


Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£450 ( Total: £1,800)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
A H Baldwin & Sons

It differs from most of the coins produced in the mint in that instead of bearing the Royal Arms of England on its reverse, it carries an abbreviation of the Declaration of Wellington, made by Charles I in 1642 at Wellington in Shropshire. There are only eight of such coins extant.

Provenance

Edward W.Wigan; Hon Robert W.Marsham;Evelyn W.Rashleigh; Henry W.Morrieson; Stephen Simpson; Pat Brettel ; with A.H.Baldwin & Sons.

Venue details

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery Queen Street, EXETER Devon EX4 3RX 01392 665858 www.rammuseum.org.uk

Entry details

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