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A British unite or 20-shilling coin bears an image of King Charles I with the words, "CAROLVS.D.G.MAG.BRI.FRA.ET.RI.REX" (Charles by the grace of God, King of England) along the edge.
On the reverse are the words, "FLORENT:CONCORDIA:REGNA:"
The coin was buried on Richmond Island, probably by Walt Bagnall, first settler there in 1628.
About This Item
- Title: Charles I unite coin, 1625
- Creator: England
- Creation Date: 1625
- Subject Date: circa 1628
- Town: Cape Elizabeth
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Gold
- Dimensions: 3.3 cm x 3.3 cm
- Local Code: 819*-20
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649
- Coins, British
- Coins, English
- Colonists--United States--Maine
- Maine--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
- Richmond Island (Me.)
- United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
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