Gold coin; Denomination: Crown
Tower Mint, London
Charles I (1625-1649).
The crown was valued at 5 shillings, indicated by the Roman numeral V behind the King's head.
Within beaded circle crowned bust of Charles in coronation robes; behind head, V; around, CAROLVS D G MAG BR FR ET HI REX (mm. lis)
Crowned and garnished square-topped shield quartered with combined arms of England and France (1st and 4th), Scotland and Ireland; around, CVLTORES SVI DEVS PROTEGIT (mm. lis) (translation: God protects His worshippers)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929
Type of item
21 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.211 g (Weight)
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