The reverse of an Exeter half–crown

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The reverse of an Exeter half–crown

The reverse is one of the few exceptional coins in the Exeter series showing in an abbreviated form the Declaration of Wellington - the statement by Charles I, made at the beginning of the war, expressing his war aims. It states that he was fighting for the Protestant religion and the laws of England. His opponents believed they too were fighting for the same principles.

Acknowledgments: © 2015 Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter City Council

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