Silver coin: Denomination: Crown
Tower Mint, London
King William III (1694-1702)
The legend on the coin reads as a single title from front to back, it translates: William III by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland. Someone has engraved the initials CF on the reverse.
Laureate bust of William III right; around, GVLIELMVS . III . DEI . GRA.
Crowned shields of England, Scotland, Ireland and France forming a cross shape, with the arms of the House Nassau at the centre; around, MAG. BR. FRA ET. HIB REX 1696, the date being divided by the crown above the English arms. The letters CF inscribed at the sides of the Scottish shield and floral designs each side of the Irish shield.
In raised lettering: DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI OCTAVO
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
39 mm (Outside Diameter), 29.446 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3470 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.