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Auction: 19021 - The Dr. Erik Miller Collection Part I - Crowns
Lot: 11

Charles I (1625-1649), Crown, 1635, Tower, m.m. crown, • carolvs • d.' g.' mag.' br.' fr.' et . hi.' rex •:•, King on horseback riding left, holding sword that divides legend, no housing, headdress or ground line, rev. • christo • avspice • regno, oval garnished shield with six even scrolls, Welsh plume above, 29.85g {460.7grns}, 4h (Hawkins 3b; Francis 3b; FRC XVI/XXII; Brooker 259, same dies; N.2196; S.2759), subtle rub in fields, otherwise a broad and well-toned striking from extensively refurbished dies, a pleasing very fine, rare thus

provenance
Whetmore, 14 July 1961, lot 28 - £40.0.0 (Miller)
Stone, 24 April 1958, lot 191 - £26.0.0
West, collection dispersed by Spink, 1954
Lingford, 24-26 October 1950, lot 107 - "extremely fine and rare" - £20.0.0 (West)


The Spink library copy notes this piece at the time of the Lingford sale as being "burnished", the appearance of which is largely attributable to the die refurbishment at the Mint prior to striking

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Estimate
£1,800 to £2,200