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Coin - Threepence, Charles II, Great Britain, 1660-1669 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25790

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Threepence
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)

The last of the hammered coinage and the first of the specifically struck coins for the Maundy ceremony held on Holy Thursday. From 1670 the Maundy coins were dated.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 17 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.512 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Royal Mint, London, McArthur Bequest, 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: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1660-1669 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: Crowned and draped bust of Charles II, facing left; in field behind head the denomination, III around, CAROLVS . II . D . G . M . B . F. & H . REX.
Reverse Description: Square topped shield quartered with the arms of England and France combined in 1st and 4th quarters, Scotland and Ireland, on a cross fleury; around, (mm. crown) CHRISTO . AVSPICE . REGNO (translation: I reign under the auspices of Christ)
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 the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
Previous Collection: George McArthur
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3385 Pages

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