Undated silver coin; Denomination: Sixpence
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
First coinage with no mark of value.
Crowned and draped bust of Charles II, facing left; around, (mm. crown) CAROLVS . II . D . G . MAG . BRIT . FRAN. ET . HIB REX.
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, CHRISTO . AVSPICE . REGNO . (translation: I reign under the auspices of Christ)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Spink & Son Ltd., 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
26 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.946 g (Weight)
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