Charles I, Stuart King 1625-1649
Oxford mint (1644 OXON). Struck on a smaller and thicker flan. Half-length crowned portrait facing left, holding sword and olive branch, without scarf, Oxford plume in field behind his head; reverse, legend of the Declaration, made by the king at Wellington, in three lines on a waving banner. Extremely rare. One of the finest known examples of this seldom-seen variety of England’s largest gold coin, minted by hand at the king’s provincial mint during the tumultuous Civil War.
A beautiful and sharply detailed specimen blessed with gorgeous reddish gold toning.