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Pattern Coin - Farthing, Charles II, Great Britain, 1665 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 570

Summary:
Silver strike of copper coin; Denomination: Farthing
Royal Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)

The figure of Britannia is thought to be a portrait of the Dutchess of Richmond, Frances Stewart.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.333 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: 1665, reqpol 1665
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: pattern strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1665 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of Charles II with long hair, wearing armour, facing left; around, CAROLVS . A . COROLO; below, 1665
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing left on a globe extending an olive branch and holding a spear, her left arm rests on a shield decorated with the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew; around, QVATVOR . MARIA . VINDICO; in exergue, BRITANNIA (translation: Dominion of the Four Seas)
Edge Description: Straight milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles II, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London

The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at this time and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, Peck 422 Pages

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