Combining 4b obverse with the type 3 reverse. Reads CAROLV DG MA BRI. Privy mark crescent/mullet.
Illustrated E.181/P.326. 1638-9 (ER) gvf
This is the simpler design with single arched crowns both sides, a single rose, but still retaining the longer legends. Privy marks can be ? lis/lis, mullet/mullet, mullet/crescent, crescent/mullet, and crescent/crescent. This last having a variety with the N of FRAN reversed., and others with distinctly rounded obverse crowns.
Illustrated? E.186d/p.328. pm=crescent/crescent. (rounded obverse crown).? 1639-45 (EXR) aef
Some type 4 pieces occur with irregular legends. These can be ? CAROLV MAG, MA OR M on the obverse. Also known are FRA HIB and FR HI on the reverse. All bear the crescent/crescent privy mark, except for one with mullet/mullet. All are very rare to exceptionally rare pieces.
Illustrated? E.199/P.-.pm=mullet/mullet. Reads DG M BRI. 1639-43 (EXR) vf
All now read CAROLV DG MA BRI ? FRA ET HI REX. Privy marks are ? mullet/mullet, crescent/mullet, mullet/crescent, and the EXR crescent/none. The final pairing ? crescent/crescent ? is by far the most numerous, and probably accounts for 80% of all Roses found today. Inevitably with such a long production run several striking errors occur, leading to letters being over-struck etc. One great rarity has an inverted A substituted for V in CAROLV.
Illustrated? E.205b/P.-. pm=crescent/none. 1639-43. (EXR) vf
n.b. This is not E.205a/P.339 but has the obv.of E.200, is on a small, heavy flan and has no punctuation either side.
Very similar to 5a with crossed sceptres below the crown ? but now the handles are plain. Several combinations of legend occur, using ? MAG? BR, MA BRI or MA BR. on the obverse ? twinned with FRA HIB, FRA HI or FR HIB on the reverse. Pm=mullet/mullet. One issue has an inverted A for V in CAROLV, whilst another has the cross missing from the central orb of the obverse crown. ?
Illustrated? E.209h/P.-. MA BR ? FRA HI -1643-44 (EXR) aef