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Lords of Justice Duke of Ormonde Irish Crown Ornamental S

Summary
ID Number: 5508
Category: Irish Hammered Coins
Catalogue Number: S.6544; DF 288 Ornamental S
Grade: Good Extremely Fine
Weight: 29.04 g., 42 mm.
Date: 1643 - 1644
Denomination: Silver Crown of 5 shillings
Pedigree: ex Chris Eimer privately NYC Inc Jan 2016
Ruler: Charles I, 1625 - 1649
Price: $4000.
Additional Details
Charles I, 1625 - 1649, The Great Rebellion coinage of the Lords of Justice, Issue of James Butler Marquis, Duke of Ormonde, issued 1643 - 1644.

S.6544; DF 288. Ormonde Crown, 29.04 g., 42 mm. Crown above C and R, for Charles Rex, a still crisp from striking fine circle line around and a toothed outer border, w cross, 2 top lobes of crown, and tail of R breaking the circle.  Small lozenge shaped pellet w 4 fint pellets around, divide C and R, the C w a protruding top seraph, but no bottom seraph. 

Rx. Large V and smaller "ornamental" S, for 5 shillings, within equally crisp fine line circle around, w nothing breaking the circle line, all within an outer toothed border, the 2 bulbs of the S almost perfectly round, ornamented w the seraphs parallel to a line drawn up to the right at about 20 degrees.

The requisite weight for the Ormonde crown is 456 grains.  This piece is near full weight at  448.2 grains.

Good Extremely Fine.  Flattened and cut fine sterling plate nearly round. Still shows some of the original detail in the surface of the striking.  Even the highest points amazingly show no cabinet rubbing, w perfect rims that have never been dropped.  Toned an even steel gray w a bit of gold hue and faint hints of luster.  A most satisfactory piece of Irish siege money silver.  $4000.

ex Chris Eimer privately at the NYC International Show Jan 2016.  Broken from an NGC XF 45 encapsulated slab w the ticket.
Photos
Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
Reverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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