Group I, frist horseman, type Ia, king on horseback left, horse caparisoned with plume on head and crupper, mm Cross Calvary over Lis. Reverse, Square-topped shield over long cross fourchee, mm Cross Calvary. Good Very Fine with much of the fine details clear, an outstanding example.
King Charles I ruled from 1625-1649 and was during his reign that the disastrous Civil War took place. The smallest coin struck during his tenure was the little copper Farthing. There were several different types issued, but the one on offer today is the ‘Rose’ Farthing. This has a crown on one side and a rose on the other. The coins are undated and a bit crudely struck, after all even then a Farthing wouldn’t buy you much. Although it was the cost for a small boat to take you across the Thames. The coins on offer while crude are still very collectable, and in Fine condition, which considering they are about 350 years old, is not too bad. It has been quite some time since we last had enough to run, get them while you can.