Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Aberystwyth Mint
King Charles I (1625-1649)

The Aberysthwyth mint operated between 1638 and 1642 using Welsh silver which, prior to this, had been sent the the Tower Mint in London. The Welsh source of the silver is shown by a plume in front of the King's bust. The denomination is indicated by the Roman numeral III behind the King's bust. A groat is a fourpence coin.

Obverse Description

Within an inner beaded circle, the crowned and draped bust of Charles I facing left; behind, the denomination in pence, IIII; in front, a plume; around, (mm. book) CAROLVS D G M B F ET H REX

Reverse Description

Within an inner beaded circle, a garnished oval shield with plume at top, quartered with the arms of England combined with France, Scotland and Ireland; around, CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO (mm. book) (translation, I reign under the auspices of Christ)

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