1643 Charles I Oxford Mint Unite
Charles I (1625-49), gold Unite of Twenty Shillings, 1643, Oxford Mint (1642-46), crowned armoured half-length figure of King left, holding upright sword and palm branch, value XX in field behind, legend and beaded borders surrounding, mm. Oxford plumes, rev. abbreviated Declaration inscription on three line scroll at centre, RELIG: PROT / LEG: ANG / LIBER: PAR, date below, three Oxford plumes above, (S.2734;N.2389; Beresford-Jones dies VIII / 12; Schneider 317; Brooker 851; )- weight 9.03 grams.
A really bold very fine, with a handsome portrait. Some slight weakness in the legends nonetheless an outstanding and rare example of Charles Gold Unite struck at his royalist capital