Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
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. A groat is a fourpence coin.

Obverse Description

Crowned and draped bust of Charles II, facing left; in field behind head the denomination, IIII 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)

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