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Auction 195  22 Sep 2021
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Estimate: 10 000 GBP
Price realized: 15 000 GBP

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The Michael Gietzelt Collection of British and Irish Coins (1625-1660)

Charles I (1625-1649), Carlisle, Shilling, 1645, type I, c : r crowned flanked by trefoils of pellets, value below, obs carl and date, rosette above and below, 5.16g/1h (Hird 244 and SCBI Brooker 1220, same dies; N 2635; S 3138). Flat in places, otherwise very fine or better with attractive cabinet toning £10,000-£12,000


Provenance: H.M. Lingford Collection; Baldwin's of St James's Auction 40, 21 November 2019, lot 48
Carlisle was defended by the Royalist forces under Sir Thomas Glemham from October, 1644 until the following June, when it was surrendered to the commander of the investing Scottish army, David Leslie, later Lord Newark. The city was never assaulted, the siege being rather in the nature of a blockade, and the surrender was brought about in part by the scarcity of food, and in part by the hopelessness of relief. For after the defeat of the King's forces at Naseby on 14 June 1645, the garrison, realising that further resistance was vain, opened negotiations for the surrender of the city, and the defenders, who numbered some seven hundred, were permitted to march out with all the honours of war on 25 June
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