Silver coin: Denomination: Twopence
Tower Mint, London
King James II (1685-1688)
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, below a crown, the Roman numeral II; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1687
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 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
14 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.993 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3416 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.