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Coins of England : Cromwell (Pattern)

S Numbers refer to Spink's  Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 42nd ed., (2007)
P Numbers refer to Peck's  English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558-1958, 2nd ed., (1964)
M Numbers refer to Montagu's  Copper, Tin and Bronze Coinage and Patterns for Coins of England, 2nd ed., (1893)

O: Obverse | R: Reverse | E: Edge Click Images to View Coin Details
S3230 Official Pattern Farthing (Multiple Metals): (1657-1658)
O  Laureate bust of Oliver Cromwell draped left, sometimes with tuft of beard on lower lip, bust high and breaks inner roped circle and legend starts to right of the back of the head or bust in center of coin fully within the inner roped circle and mullet at top at start of legend. Toothed border
OLIVAR · PRO · ENG · SC · IRL
R  A crowned, scroll-like shield of arms, Cross of St George in the upper left and lower right quarters, Cross of St Andrew in upper right, and Irish harp in lower left, a lion rampant as the Escutcheon of Pretence. A roped circle around which is broken by the double-arched crown. Toothed border
CHARITIE · AND · CHANGE
E  Plain
P0390__0 Farthing, Official Pattern Farthing in Multiple Metals of Cromwell
S3230 Official Pattern Farthing (Copper): (1657-1658)
O  Laureate bust of Oliver Cromwell draped left, sometimes with tuft of beard on lower lip, bust high and breaks inner roped circle and legend starts to right of the back of the head or bust in center of coin fully within the inner roped circle and mullet at top at start of legend. Toothed border
OLIVAR · PRO · ENG · SC · IRL
R  Three pillars with a single cord linking around each, from left to right capped with a cross, harp, and thistle, below the center pillar is ·R·. Roped circle around and mullet at top at start of legend, toothed border.
THVS · VNITED · INVINCIBLE
E  Plain
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S3230 Official Pattern Farthing (Copper): (1657-1658)
O  Laureate bust of Oliver Cromwell draped left, top of head breaks inner roped circle, legend starts to right of back of head, toothed border
OLIVAR · PRO · ENG · SC · IRL
R  A three-masted ship sailing left, flags at top of each mast and at stern, roped circle around with a mullet at top at start of legend, toothed border
AND · GOD · DIRECT · OVR · CORSE
E  Plain
Image not available
S3230 Official Pattern Farthing (Copper): (1651 (1657-1658))
O  Laureate bust of Oliver Cromwell draped left, tuft of beard on lower lip, bust in center of coin no inner roped circle, mullet at top at start of legend, toothed border
OLIVER · PRO · ENG · SCO & IRE
R  A crowned, scroll-like shield of arms, Cross of St George in the upper left and lower right quarters, Cross of St Andrew in upper right, and Irish harp in lower left, a lion rampant as the Escutcheon of Pretence. 1651 above the double-arched crown. Toothed border
CONVENIENT * CHANGE * 1651
E  Plain
Image not available

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