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1665 Charles II Silver Pattern Farthing

1665 Charles II Silver Pattern Farthing Obverse

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Milled silver pattern Farthing of Charles II, dated 1655 with scarcer 1b+A dies.. Obverse: features a laureate bust of Charles II with shorter hair wearing Roman armour and facing left. This is similar to the portrait that appears on later copper and tin issues made during Charles’ reign. Legend: ‘CAROLVS · A · CAROLO’. Reverse: seated figure of Britannia, holding spear, her arm resting on a shield and a sprig of leaves in the other. Fold of loose drapery under elbow. Legend reads: ‘QVATVOR · MA | RIA · VINDICO’ with ‘BRITANNIA’ below ground. Edge: vertical milled, toothed border. These early milled pattern coins are attributed to John Roettiers (1631-1703). This example weighs 5.52 grams and has a diameter of 24.2 millimetres. Grade: GF - Some background cleaning marks visible under magnification, otherwise Good Fine. BMC (Peck) 413.
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Short haired cuirassed bust of Charles II with laurels, facing left. Date below truncation: 1665. Around: 'CAROLVS · A · CAROLO'.


Seated Britannia with oval union shield, spear and sprig, drapery under elbow. Legend: 'QVATVOR · MA | RIA · VINDICO' with 'BRITANNIA' in exergue. 


Weight: 5.52 grams, diameter: 24.2 millimetres.


GF - Some background cleaning marks visible under magnification, otherwise Good Fine. 


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