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Auction: 19021 - The Dr. Erik Miller Collection Part I - Crowns
Lot: 9

Charles I (1625-1649), Crown, 1630, Tower, m.m. plume of feathers, • carolvs • d.' g.' mag.' brit.' fra.' et hib.' rex •:•, King on horseback riding left, holding sword across shoulder, horse caparisoned with plume headdress and cross on housing, no ground line rev. • christo •:• avspice •:• regno •:• {plume} •:•, oval garnished shield, Welsh plume above dividing cypher, 30.07g {464.1grns}, 9h (Hawkins 2b1; Francis 2; FRC IX/XII; Brooker 242, same obverse die; N.2192; S.2756), a faint trace of metal stress and softness at 3 o'clock and to corresponding area of reverse as typical for this obverse die, otherwise attractively toned with much underlying lustre, unusually bold for type, especially to reverse shield, a pleasing very fine, very rare thus

provenance
Checkley, 10 February 1965, lot 44 - £220.0.0 - (Miller)
Readhead, collection purchased by Baldwin, 1950
Webb, part I, 9-14 July 1894, lot 380 - "extra fine" - £7.15.0 (Lincoln)
Neck, collection acquired by Webb, c. 1884, and dispersed in his sale


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Estimate
£4,000 to £5,000