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Pattern Coin - Broad, Charles II, Great Britain, 1660 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25812

Summary:
Pattern in silver for a proposed coin: Denomination: Broad
Royal Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.476 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: holed

More information

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
DateEra: 1660 AD
Denomination: Broad
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of Charles II wearing armour, facing right; around, CAROLVS . II . D . G. M . BR . FR . ET . HI . REX; small S below bust (?)
Reverse Description: Crowned shield quartered with the arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland; around, MAGNA OPERA DOMINI 1660, the date divided by the crown.
Edge Description: Plain
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
References: North.2776
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North.2776 Pages

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