Oxford mint under Charles I
Bushell was requested to come from Shrewsbury were he
was minting coins and arrived 3rd January 1642 and set up
in New Inn Hall, the site now of St Peter’s College, which had
been occupied by Puritan students who had fled leaving the
premises empty on the arrival of the King.
Not only did he bring many wagons of silver ore with him
but he also arranged for regular weekly deliveries from his
mines of about £100
Charles I Civil War Coinage(1625-1649)
All coins below are Hammered Coinage
Oxford 1642-46 m.m. usually plume with a band. Small denominations
lis or pellets.
RELIG : PROT : LEG : ANG : LIBER : PAR
“To uphold the Protestant Religion, the Laws of England and the
Liberty of Parliament”
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RAWLINS work Triple Unite 1644 OX England largest gold coin.
Charles holding a sword amd an olive branch, a magnificent speciman Ex.Lokett
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Charles I, Oxford 1644 Pound XX 119.97gm
Declaration in cartouche by RAWLINS.
m/m/ plume, three pellotd each side,Englands largest and heaviest coin.
Large horseman of fine workmanship with arms
below. Single large plume (with bands)
above XX. 1644 OX below.
Extremely Fine and Extremely Rare
A splended speciman
Brooker, Hall,Thompson-Yates, Murdoch,
Shephard, Thomas Thomas, Dimsdale.
A pedigree dating back to the 18th Centuary
Charles I, Oxford 1643 Crown V Large equestion
portrait with grass on ground line,plume (with bands) behind.
Group of four pellets on reverse. S.2947
Charles I, Oxford 1643 Halfcrown, King on horse with
no ground line with plume behind, mm plume. S.2954
Charles I, Oxford 1643 Shilling XII Declaration in three
lines, three Oxford plumes, m.m. plume. S.2974
Charles I, Ox 1643 Sixpence, Aberysthwyth die,
declaration, three Shrewsbury plumes, m.m. book
Charles I, Oxford 1644 Groat 4d. Declaration in
three lines, three Shrewsbury plumes OX below
date. m.m. floriated cross, Thomas Rawlins work
Charles I, Oxford 1644 Groat 3d. Aberyystwyth die.
Declaration in three lines, three plumes over.
date. m.m. book
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