Silver coin: Denomination: Groat
Tower Mint, London
King James II (1685-1688)
A groat is a fourpence coin. These coins are commonly known as a Maundy coin although it is probable that only the penny denomination was used in the Maundy ceremony at that time.
Laureate head of James II facing left; around, IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
At centre the Roman numeral IIII; above, dividing the date, a crown; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1687
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
18 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.656 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3414 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.