• Code 11716

CHARLES I, 1625-49. Shilling, group F, 6th bust. AF-F-GF

AR 31mm.  Shilling, im (R). CAROLVS· D'. G'. MAG'. BRI'. FRA'. [              ] His crowned bust left, XII behind.  R. · CHRISTO · AVSPICE · REGNO · Square-topped shield.  S.2800; Sharp G1/2.  5.36gm.  Slightly clipped, very little actual wear, but the portrait and the Scottish shield weak, uneven dark toning. About F/F-GF


The initial mark (R) was used for 1644-45.  The XII behind the king's head indicates that the coin was worth 12 pennies (one shilling). The reverse legend translates as 'I reign under the auspices of Christ', indicating that  Charles believed that having been crowned and annointed he ruled with the blessing of the Almighty.  



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