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 1637 and 1638, 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.' There is a sideways 'B' above a thistle initial mark in the legend.

The 'B' on the coin is the initial of Nicolas Briot, Master of the Mint at this time.

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Online ID: 000-100-050-945-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C493
Date: 1637 - 1638
Material: Silver; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Thistle CAROLVS . D : G . MAGN . BRITANN . FRANC . ET . HIBERN . REX .; stops are lozenges; . sideways B . over thistle; king riding to left / Rev. QVAE . DEVS . CONIVNXIT . NEMO . SEPARET . thistle . B .; AE is a
Dimensions: 43.00 mm D / Die Axis: 6.0
What: Coin Type: 3rd coinage, Briot's issue
Coin, 60 shilling piece
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Charles I
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Charles I silver 60-shilling piece, Edinburgh, 1637 - 1638
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  • Richardson (1901), 13 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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