Pattern copper coin; Denomination: Farthing
Royal Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)

The ship on the reverse was the Sovereign of the Seas, the largest ship in existance at the time.

Obverse Description

Forming a cross, a crowned rose, thistle, lis and harp; around, CAROLVS A CAROLO (lion passant)

Reverse Description

Three masted ship, the Sovereign of the Seas, sailing to left; around, QVATVOR MARIA VINDICO (translation: I claim the four seas)

Edge Description

In raised letters, MONETAE INSTAVRATOR + 1662 + (translation:Initiator of the coinage)

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