Coin (Obverse), turner, from reign of Charles I

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Coin (Obverse), turner, from reign of Charles I

This is the obverse of a copper turner minted in Edinburgh between 1629 and 1631, during the reign of Charles I. The coin was worth two pence Scots.

The obverse has a thistle. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Charles, by the Grace of God, [King of] Great Britain'.

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Online ID: 000-100-053-989-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C3537
Date: 1629 - 1631
Between 1629 and 1631
Material: Copper, moderate wear; some flattening. Inscription: Obv. CAROLVS . D . G . MAG . BRIT .; thistle / Rev. FRAN . & . HIB . REX .; lion rampant to left; 2 pellets behind
Dimensions: 18.0 x 18.5 mm D / Die Axis: 7.0
What: Coin Type: 1st issue
Coin, turner
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Charles 1
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Charles I copper turner, Edinburgh, 1629-31
  • 'Currency' [multimedia CD-ROM] Edinburgh: NMS, 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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