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Siver Ormonde 6 Pence, no pellet

ID Number: 5515
Category: Irish Hammered Coins
Catalogue Number: S.6547; DF 302 no obv pellet
Grade: Very Fine
Weight: 2.84 g., 21 mm.
Date: 1643 - 1644
Denomination: Silver Ormonde 6 Pence
Pedigree: ex Kunker 8 Mar 2010 L.474
Ruler: Charles I, 1625 - 1649
Price: $850.
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.6549; DF 308, Ormonde 6 Pence, 2.84 g., 21 mm cut octagonally.  Obv. Crown above C and R, for Charles Rex, all devices clear of the medium line circle about, except the long curled tail of the R.  

Rx. A petite D atop a 7.0 mm high Roman VI, w the bottom of the D aligned w a line across the top of the VI.  A medium line circle around, the top left seraph of the V crossing, the top and bottom rt seraphs of the I touching, the circle.  The D is well clear.

The Spink Catalogue is a bit abbreviated for the Irish Ormonde series.  Anthony Dowle and Patrick Finn's The Guide Book to the Coinage of Ireland, 1969, lists 3 varieties for the Ormonde 6 pence, requisite weight 46 grains, none w rev pellets...

DF 300 C.R rev D/VI small letters
DF 301 C.R rev D/VI large letters
DF 302 C R no pellet bet C and R

The present piece has no pellet, and is DF 302.

Near Very Fine.  Piece shows even light wear, though the inner circle is mostly complete on both sides, w all central devices smooth but well outlined.  The outer toothed border is about 2/3 complete.  A well centered strike on a good sterling flattened plate flan cut octagonally.  Even old gray tone.  $850. 

ex Kunker 8 Mar 2010 L.474 w envelope
Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
Reverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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