Coin (obverse), 60 shilling piece, from reign of Charles I

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Coin (obverse), 60 shilling piece, from reign of Charles I

This is the obverse of a silver 60 shilling piece minted at Edinburgh between 1625 and 1636, during the reign of Charles I.

The obverse bears an image of the king on horseback. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland'.

During Charles's reign the mill and screw coin press was introduced to Scotland by a Frenchman, Nicolas Briot, who was Master of the Mint for a time. The press lent Charles's coins a level of technical excellence previously unknown.

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Online ID: 000-100-050-940-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C488
Date: 1625 - 1636
Between 1625 and 1636
Material: Silver; worn on obverse, fairly worn on reverse. Inscription: Obv. Large thistle . CAROLVS . D . G . MAG . BRIT . FRAN . & . HIB . REX .; king riding to right / Rev. Large thistle . [Q] VAE . DEVVS . CONNIVNXIT . NEMO . SEPARET .; AE is a dipthong; double
Dimensions: 45.00 mm D / Die Axis: 3.0
What: Coin Type: 1st coinage
Coin, 60 shilling piece
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Charles I
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Charles I silver 60-shilling piece, Edinburgh, 1625 - 1636
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Richardson (1901), 1 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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