Charles II 1681 Crown

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Charles II 1681 Crown

Charles II (1660-85), silver Crown, 1681, fourth laureate and draped bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA, rev. crowned cruciform emblematic shields, interlinked Cs in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, eight strings to Irish harp, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, MAG. BR.FRA. ET.HIB REX. edge inscribed in raised letters, .+ DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO... REGNI. TRICESIMO. TERTIO+.., weight 29.85g (Bull 414; ESC 64; S.3359). Toned, almost very fine with a bold facial portrait, reverse good very fine.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles the Second, by the grace of God" and on the reverse, "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland" and additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the thirty third year of the reign."

 

The regnal year for Charles II always ignores the Commonwealth period and counts the regnal year from the death of his Father in January 1648/9.

BM02347

£1,500
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