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Ormonde Silver Six Pence no obv pellet, large D

ID Number: 5620
Category: Irish Hammered Coins
Catalogue Number: S.6547; DF.302
Grade: about Fine
Weight: 2.72 g., 21 mm.
Date: 1643-1644
Denomination: Silver 6 Pence
Pedigree: ex late Tom Culhane
Ruler: Charles I, 1625-1649
Price: $250.
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.  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 big D atop a 8.0 mm high Roman VI.  A medium line circle around, the top left and bottom rt seraphs touching.  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.

About Fine.  Shows even wear with an old tone.    $250. 

ex estate of late Tom Culhane, a NJ Irish coin dealer
Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
Reverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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