Half-crown of Charles I by Unknown Artist

On the obverse, the coin displays a design taken from the Scottish Rebellion medal of 1639 with the king riding into battle on a galloping horse, his right arm holding a baton and the trampled arms below.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,300 ( Total: £9,410)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
A H Baldwin & Sons

The reverse shows the Royal Arms, incorporating the date '1642' in a cartouche below. Dated 1642 but issued in 1644.

Provenance

K Woodhouse; Sir Halford Reddish.

Venue details

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

Entry details

Free to all
 

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