Lot #158
King Charles II

King Charles pardons a goldsmith counterfeiter
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Estimate: $600+

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King Charles pardons a goldsmith counterfeiter

Manuscript DS, signed “Charles R,” one page, 7.5 x 5.75, April 1673. King Charles pardons William Lovett, a London goldsmith, of “Treason and all Felonies” for "coining, clipping, weighing or otherwise defaming the current money of the Kingdom, and of uttering clipped money…with restitution of lands & goods." Prominently signed at the top by King Charles II. In very good condition, with splitting along the central horizontal fold, and paper loss affecting a few words of text.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: December 14 - January 09

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