CHARLES I, 1642 GOLD TRIPLE UNITE
Charles I (1625-1649), Gold Triple Unite of sixty shillings or Three Pounds
"Declaration" Type by London Die Cutters, Struck 3rd January - 24th March 1642 at New Inn Hall.
Oxford mint, issued 1642, mint mark Oxford plume with bands obverse only.
Obverse: Cuirassed armoured half-length bust of the king facing left, holding sword and palm branch, Oxford plumes in field behind, all within beaded linear circle with Latin legend surrounding: CAROLVS: D:G: MAG: BRIT: FRAN: ET: HI: REX
Reverse: The declaration made at Wellington, Shropshire in September 1642 struck in the centre, reading in abbreviated Latin; RELIG: PROT LEGI: ANG LIBER: PAR in three lines on a continuous scroll, value and three plumes struck above, date below, surrounded by the Latin legend: EXVRGAT: DEVS: DISSIPENTVR: INIMICI
S.2724, R. D. Beresford -Jones dies III/L1, Schneider 287, N.2382, Brooker 834.
26.54 grams, 45 mm in diameter.
Arguably the most iconic denomination of the entire British numismatic series. Struck on a large full round flan, with underlying deep golden toning. With the much rarer declaration inscribed on the wavy continuous scroll on the reverse, rather than in the three lines as most often found. Practically very fine, with a very pleasing eye appeal, very rare given the variety.
Pre 1600, 17th Century, Tudor, Stuart period