1625 Charles I Hammered Gold Unite MM Lis
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The obverse features the first type bust in coronation robes and a high double arched crown and for the first time XX behind the bust representing the value of 20 shillings which equates to 240 pence or the value of £1.
Goup A, First bust with taller double arched crown in coronation robes looking left. XX behind for 20 Shillings. CARLOVS D:G:MAG:BR:FR:ET HI:REX mint mark Lis.
The reverse displays a large crowned shield or royal arms with plain garnishing and the wording FLORENT CONCORDIA REGNA which translates as ‘Through Concord Kingdoms Flourish’
Crowned plain garnished square topped shield of Royal Arms. Mint mark ‘Lis’ FLORENT CONCORDIA REGINA.
King Charles I was born 1600 to Anne of Denmark and James VI of Scotland, who also became King James I of England three years after Charles’s birth. He was incredibly unpopular and is remembered for his disputes with Parliament. He dissolved Parliament three times in total and ruled without it for 11 years, a time known as the Personal Rule. England became divided, with some supporting Parliament and some supporting the king, and civil war broke out. In the end, it was decided that peace wouldn’t be achieved whilst Charles was alive so he was tried and executed for treason. After the king’s death, Oliver Cromwell was named Lord Protector and ruled the country as a republic for 11 years.
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