Coin (obverse), penny, from reign of Charles I

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Coin (obverse), penny, from reign of Charles I

This is the obverse of a copper penny minted in Edinburgh between 1629 and 1631, during the reign of Charles I.

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: 000-100-053-991-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C3539
Date: 1629 - 1631
Between 1629 and 1631
Material: Copper, large chip at 11.0 - 1.0 (obverse); moderate wear; some flattening. Inscription: Obv. CAROLVS . D . G . MAG . BRIT .; thistle / Rev. FRAN . & . HIB . REX .; lion rampant to left; pellet behind
Dimensions: 14.0 x 13.0 mm D / Die Axis: 2.5
What: Coin Type: 1st issue
Coin, penny
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Charles 1
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Charles I copper penny, Edinburgh, 1629-31
  • 'Currency' [multimedia CD-ROM] Edinburgh: NMS, 1995 
  • Richardson (1901), 109 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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