Irish Coin Daily: Confederate Catholic Crown (Rebel Money). Large cross (thick), large V, small S above; large pellet below the S


Date: 1642-43

Confederate Catholics crown. 23.34 g. 44 mm. (Rebel Money). Large cross, large V, small S above; large pellet below the S.

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 S above; large pellet below the S.

  • Diameter: c. 44 mm (partial flan)
  • Weight: 23.34 g

References: S. 6558; D&F 313

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 vestiges of a beaded edge showing. 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
    • Large pellet below the S
    • 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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