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EM16937

Scotland, Charles II 1664 Two-Merks, earliest one year issue, thistle over head

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Scotland, Charles II (1649-85),silver Two Merks, 1664, first type I, thistle head above left of laureate and draped bust right, outer beaded circle with legend surrounding, CAROLVS II. DEI. GRA,rev.value XXVI over 8 at centre of crowned cruciform shields, crowned interlinked Cs in angles, crowns intrude legend, date either side of crown to upper left, legend surrounding, .MAG BRI. FRA ET. HIB REX., edge plain, weight 13.03g (Murray 7; Burns 1, fig 1049; S.C.B.I. 35:1569; S.5607).Toned, with usual green tinge, some flan adjustment marks around rim in places, otherwise good fine for issue and much rarer than traditionally thought.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles by the Grace of God," and on the reverse "King of Great Britain France and Ireland."

Provenance:

Ex Guy R. Turner Collection, Glendining, 25th June 1997, lot 876.

Ex Harrington E. Manville Collection, Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 132, 15th September 2015, lot 11.

Ex Michael Gietzelt Collection, Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 181, 16th September 2020, lot 145.

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