Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector, Commonwealth of England 1653-1658

Laureate portrait facing left; reverse, crowned shield. One of the finest known Cromwell crowns, struck from an aged obverse die showing the famous bulging die-break heavy across the Protector’s throat.

Bold strike showing every detail of the design on each side, reflective luster beneath particularly rich steel-blue and light gold old-cabinet toning.