Charles II (1649-1685), turner, 1663.

Found in the grounds of Earl's Place during levelling operations on 4th May 1951, this coin offers an example of copper coinage milled during the reign of Charles II.

On the obverse, the design bears a crowned CR with small II to R for King Charles II. A thistle is at the centre of the reverse.

The Latin inscription is at legend on both sides, on the obverse it reads: CAR DG SCOT ANG FRA ET HIB R CR, which translates as 'Charles by the grace of God King of Scotland, England, France and Ireland'. The legend on the reverse quotes NEMO ME IMPVNE LACESSET, which means 'no one shall hurt me with impunity'. Charles was proclaimed King of Scots shortly after his father's execution in 1649, and was crowned at Scone on 1st January 1651. No coins were struck until his restoration to the English throne in 1660, and no gold coins appeared during his reign at all.

Details

Date Made
1663
Dimensions
dia 18mm (dia 11/16")
Property Information
Bishop's and Earl's Palace
Object Number
E1446
Access Status
Storage

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