Charles I, Halfcrown, Bristol mint. 1643 Oxford obv. without groundline, rev. legend starts at 9 o'clock with 4 pellets, large flan, 15.5g., 3 large plumes, S.3003. According to Maurice Bull, there are 3 known, this one, Adams 196, a poor fine, Patrick Finn list 18 (2000) item 313, different rev. Extremely rare, not in Brooker or Bristol museum.
Provenance: Format coins May 1999, ex. Alan Morris, bt. Coins of Britain Sept. 1999. Now in the Phil Hutchings Collection.