Charles I (1625 – 49) Tower mint under the King (1625 – 42) Halfcrown, Group II, type 2/1b Mule, second horseman, smaller figure of the king in armour with sword over his shoulder, on taller horse striding left, plume on horses’s head, rose on housing, reads MAG BR FR ET HI, rev. Lightly garnished square shield, large plume above mm. Heart (S.2768; N.2204; Bull 76/7) – Weight 14.68 grams
About Very Fine, extremely rare with a strong provenance. One of a few surviving examples of this brief transitional issue.
Ex V.J.E. Ryan Collection Part II, Glendining Auction, 22-4 January 1952, lot 1088
Ex R. Carlyon-Britton Collection; with Seaby 1959
Ex Dr. E. Burstal Collection, Glendining Auction, 15-16 May 1968, lot 267
Ex T.W.J.D. Dupree Collection
Ex P. Hunt Collection
Ex C. Adams Collection, Spink Auction 177, 1 December 2005, lot 82