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FM20291

William and Mary 1691 Crown, edge year TERTIO

Regular price £1,950
Regular price Sale price £1,950

William and Mary (1688-94),silver Crown, 1691, conjoined busts right, legend and toothed border surrounding, GVLIELMVS. ET. MARIA. DEI. GRATIA, revcrowned cruciform shields, six strings to Irish harp, WM monogram in angles, Lion of Nassau at centre, date surrounding, legend and toothed border surrounding,MAG. BR FR. ET. HI. REX. ET. REGINA. edge inscribed in raised letters and dated, +.DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. TERTIO.+., weight 29.90g (Bull 820; ESC 82; S.3433).Toned, with some flecking both sides, mainly on obverse, a little softly struck at centre as usual, otherwise a pleasing very fine.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "William and Mary by the Grace of God," and abbreviated on the reverse as "King and Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland." Additionally on the edge as "An ornament and a safeguard, in the third year of the reign."

We note the silver output for the calendar year of 1691 was a mere £3,731 and would have been spread across Crowns, Halfcrowns and Small silver, the second lowest of the reign.

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