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.

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

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