Pattern Farthing, ship type. -
Oliver Cromwell, Pattern Farthing, in copper, by D. Ramage, mm. mullet, an electrotype perhaps by R. Ready of the coin in the British Museum, laureate bust right, OLIVAR PRO ENG SC IRL, rev. and GOD DIRECT OVR CORSE, three-masted ship left, chain pattern border both sides, 3.57g/12h (Cooke 814; BMC 392). Fine; the original coin from which this and other electrotypes have been taken is believed unique. From the Collection of the late Robert Thompson. Images courtesy of DNW.