O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Cities of Refuge – Cork, Sixpence, 1647


Date: 1647

Charles I (1625-1649), Southern Cities of Refuge, Cork, Sixpence, 1647

Charles I (1625-1649), Southern Cities of Refuge, Cork, Sixpence, 1647

Description:

Charles I, Cities of Refuge silver sixpence on an octagonal piece of silver plate.

  • Weight: 2.06g
  • References: S 6561A; DF 329

About Fine (F)

  • Extremely rare

Obverse:

  • Crudely struck emergency coinage with the legend “CORK” centred between two circles (outer circle beaded, inner circle wired) with a small pellet below (between “O” and “R” of Cork
  • Date “1647” below

Reverse:

  • Crudely struck denomination in Roman numerals “VI” centred between two circles (outer circle beaded, inner circle wired)
  • The “V” is taller than the “I” (with about 25% of its length falling below the “I”)

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Stuart
  • Charles I
    • Cities of Refuge
      • Also known as
        • Emergency Money
        • Money of Necessity
        • Octagonal Money
  • Hammered

 


Further Reading:

Other Irish Coin Issues of Charles I:

 

 

 

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