Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Tower mint, London
Charles I (1625-1649).
A halfcrown is a 2 shilling and 6 pence coin.
At centre within a circle of beads; crowned king wearing long scarf and holding sword near upright on horseback advancing to left; around, CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX (mm. triangle in circle)
At centre within a circle of beads; garnished oval shield quartered with royal arms; around, (mm. triangle in circle) CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO (translation: I reign under the auspices of Christ)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 May 1976
Type of item
34 mm (Outside Diameter), 14.997 g (Weight)
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