Silver coin; Denomination: Threepence
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. This coin has been holed to be worn.
Crowned and draped bust of Charles II, facing left; in field behind head the denomination, III around, CAROLVS . II . D . G . M . B . F. & H REX. Holed in field left of crown.
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)
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
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
17 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.396 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3385 Pages