Silver coin; Denomination: Crown
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
Milled coinage, First type.
The rose below the bust records that the silver for this coin was supplied from mines in the West of England. The crown is a five shilling coin. The coins were produced on the new mill and screw method under the direction of Peter Blondeau.
Laureate bust of Charles II facing right; below, a rose; around, CAROLVS . II . DEI . GRA
Four crowned shields, two bearing the combined arms of England and France, the others withScotland and Ireland alone, set to form a cross with the Star of the Garter at centre; in angles, interlinked pairs of Cs; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1662, the date being divided by the crown above the top English/French shield.
In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
40 mm (Outside Diameter), 29.695 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3350 Pages