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Coin - Fourpence, William & Mary, Great Britain, 1690 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25845

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Fourpence or Groat
Tower Mint, London
William and Mary (1688-1694)
First Busts

Mary was the daughter of James II. For reasons of politics she had married William of Orange, James II nephew and left England to live with him in the Netherlands. When James II lost support, William was invited to invade England and to take over the throne jointly with his wife. James II escaped to France and live there in exile until his death. This coin is listed by Grueber as a Maundy piece.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.789 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: maundy money
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 - England
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: English
DateEra: 1690 AD
Denomination: Fourpence
Obverse Description: Conjoined heads of the King (laureate) and Queen facing right; around, GVLIELMVS ET MARIA D G
Reverse Description: At the centre a large numeral 4 below a crown; around, MAG BR FR ET HIB REX ET REGINA 1690 (the date is divided by the top of the crown)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King William III, London, England, Great Britain, 1690
Issued By: Queen Mary II, England, Great Britain, 1690
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1690
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Seaby 3439 Pages

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