Gold coin; Denomination: Unite.
Tower mint, London.
Charles I (1625-1649).
A Unite is a 20 shilling coin, indicated by the Roman numeral XX behind the King's head.
Within beaded circle crowned bust of Charles I wearing a ruff, armour and mantle fastened on shoulder; behind, XX; around, (mm. heart) CAROLVS D G MAG BR FR ET HI REX.
At centre within a circle of beads, crowned and garnished shield quartered with the arms of England and Frace jointly in 1st and 4th, Scotland and Ireland; around, FLORENT CONCORDIA REGNA (mm. heart) (translation: United kingdoms flourish).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929
Type of item
35 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.109 g (Weight)
North 2149. Spink 2687.
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 2149 Pages
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 2687 Pages