Undated silver coin; Denomination: Twopence
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
Third coinage with mark of value and inner circle. This denomination is sometimes referred to as a half groat.
Within an inner circle, crowned and draped bust of Charles II, facing left; behind, the mark of value II; around, (mm. crown) CAROLVS . II . D . G . MAG . BRIT . FRA . ET . HIB . REX .
Within an inner circle, a square topped shield quartered with the arms of England and France combined (in 1st and 4th quarters), Scotland and Ireland, on a cross fleury; around, (mm. crown) C[HRISTO . A]VSPICE . REGNO . (translation: I reign under the auspices of Christ)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.963 g (Weight)
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[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.