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- Rose Farthings Study -

The farthings of Charles I (1625-1649) were privately minted.  
The Rose farthings were issued late in the Reign and later Rose farthings had a brass wedge inserted to stop counterfeiting.

Below is a study of the different dies used with a brass wedge.  
The Rose farthings have 2 main types.  
The first with a larger obverse circle and reverse double rose.  
The second has a smaller obverse circle and reverse single rose.
 The legends are also different as type 1 has smaller letters
and can thus fit more letter in the ring.


Rose Farthing type 1 with large inner circle and double rose reverse.
Obv. Legend CAROLVS  D.G. MAG BRIT.
Rev. Legend  FRAN  ET  HIB  REX.


Rose Farthing type 1a wide crown in centre


Rose Farthing type 1b large crown near bottom or circle.


Rose Farthing type 1 


Rose Farthing type 2 with small inner circle and single rose reverse.
Obv. Legend CAROLV  D.G. MA BRI.
Rev. Legend  FRA  ET  HI  REX.


Rose Farthing type 2a, small rose.
Left sceptre points to R. Right sceptre points to A


Rose Farthing type 2b, large rose touching circle.
Left sceptre points to R. Right sceptre points to A


Rose Farthing type 2c, large rose in centre.  
Left sceptre points before R. Right sceptre points to A


Rose Farthing type 2d, large centre rose.  
Left sceptre points to R. Right sceptre points to A


Rose Farthing type 2e, large centre rose.
Left sceptre points between B & R. Right sceptre  points to R.


Rose Farthing type 2e, large centre rose.
Left sceptre points to ?. Right sceptre points to R.


Rose Farthing type 2f, small centre rose.
Left sceptre points to R. Right sceptre points to R.

Image from Cliff Anderson


   

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