Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
Laureate and draped bust of Charles II, facing right; around, CAROLVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Four crowned shields, bearing the arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, formed to make a cross with the Star of the Garter at the centre; in the angles, two interlinked Cs; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1668, the date being divided by the crown above the English arms.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
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
Type of item
25 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.702 g (Weight)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3375 Pages