Copper coin; Denomination: Farthing
Royal Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
Struck from copper imported from Sweden. The figure of Britannia is thought to be a portrait of the Dutchess of Richmond, Frances Stewart.
Laureate bust of Charles II wearing armour facing left; around, CAROLVS . A . CAROLO
Britannia seated facing left on a globe, extending an olive branch and holding a spear, her left hand rests on a shield decorated with the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew; around, BRITANNIA; in exergue, 1672
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 6.334 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] Peck, C. W. 1970. English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum., Peck 519 Pages
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3394 Pages