1644 Charles I Oxford Mint Briot Horseman Halfcrown - Ex Marshall Collection
Charles I (1625 - 49) Oxford Mint (1642 - 46) Halfcrown, 1644, Briot Horseman, rocky groundline below mm. Shrewsbury Plume. rev Two line declaration with one large central Plume and two either side above. Date with lozenges surrounding below (S.2965; N.2430; Morrieson G-6; Brooker - ; Bull 617/6) Weight 14.92 grams
Of very good weight, better than very fine with an outstanding old blue and yellow cabinet toning particularly on the obverse. This die variation is recorded with just 5 examples listed in Bull's The Halfcrowns of Charles I, this only bettered by the Valentine Ryan specimen.
Ex Marshall Collection, Spink Auction no. 167, 31st March 2004, lot 132