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The 'Cellabrated' 1644 Oxford Crown

The Oxford Mint operated from January 1642 until Sir Thomas Glenham
surrendered the city to Parliamentary forces, led by Fairfax,
on 24th June 1646

The Oxford Crown 1644 By Thomas Rawlins 

" CAROLVS • D : G : MAG : BRIT : FRAN : ET • HIBER • REX “

Charles by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland”


Lozenge stops Mint mark Cross fleury Elegant portrait of the king on horse back,
riding to the left. In his right hand is a long sword tilting backward Below the horse
is a view of the city of Oxford, from the south, and the word OXON close to the horse’s
belly Signed with a letter R (Rawlins) below the raised fore hoof

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 this is what the King did not see

reverse Legend

"EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR INIMICI “

Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered

A sprig of flowers between each word Declaration in two lines with two floral  scrolls
above and below

RELIG • PROT • LEG ANG • LIBER • PARL

“To uphold the Protestant Religion, the Laws of England and the Liberty of Parliament”

Three Oxford plumes and a letter V (value five shillings) above Date below in
script figures with OXON below that 1644 OXON

Only eleven specimens are known,
 two or which are in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford