Charles I, Bristol Shilling - 1643 S.3011, Oxford obv., rev. very crude Bristol die (blacksmith type?), this die is unique with 3 crude plumes, legend starts at 9 o'clock with a group of 4(?) pellets, 5.72g., note the first I in DISSIPENTVR appears to be missing. This is possibly the first shilling type ever struck in Bristol.
Provenance: ex.Lockett 3486 where it was listed as unique even then, illustrated by Morrieson BNJ XX, ex.Studio Coins 1990, with 4 tickets. DNW sale 21/9/2016.
Images courtesy of Phil Hutchings.