Irish Coin Daily: Confederate Catholic Crown (Rebel Money). Large cross (thin), large V, small ‘S’ above


Date: 1642-43

Confederate Catholics crown. 24.57 g. (Rebel Money). Large cross (thin), large V, small S above. S 6558, DF 313, KM 66

 

Description:

Rebel Money Crown; issued (from silver plate) by the Catholic Confederacy of Kilkenny from 1642-43 due to currency shortages. A large cross, vestiges of a beaded edge. A large V, small ‘serifed’ S above.

  • Weight: 24.57 g

References: S 6558; DF 313; KM 66

Well-struck on a slightly smaller flan than expected.

  • Very Fine (VF) for the issue
  • Extremely rare and seldom seen at auction
  • Toned.

Obverse:

  • A large cross, within a double circle
    • Struck on a slightly smaller flan than expected, therefore only parts of the beaded edge were struck. Thin wire (inner) circle.

Reverse:

  • Roman numeral V (denoting five shillings, or a crown) within a double circle

    • A large V, with small S above
    • As per obverse, only a partial beaded edge showing

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Stuart
  • Charles I
    • Rebel Money
    • Also known as:
      • Catholic Confederacy Money
      • Emergency Money
      • Siege Money
  • Hammered

 


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