Coin (obverse), a ten-shilling piece of William and Mary

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Coin (obverse), a ten-shilling piece of William and Mary

This is the obverse of a silver ten shilling piece minted in Edinburgh in 1691, during the reign of William II and Mary II.

The obverse bears conjoined portraits of William and Mary with '10' below. The Latin inscription translates as: 'William and Mary, by the Grace of God '.

After James VII's defeat William and Mary became rulers of England and Scotland. Silver coins in various denominations and copper bawbees bear their conjoined busts, and the copper bodles have a combined monogram of their two initials.

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Online ID: 000-100-054-287-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C3835
Date: 1691
Material: Silver; edge knock below busts; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. GVLIELMVS . ET . MARIA . DEI . GRA .; conjoined busts to left; 10 below / Rev. MAG . BR . FR . ET . HIB . REX . ET . REGINA . 1691; crowned shield
Dimensions: 23.50 mm D / Die Axis: 6.0
What: Coin, ten shilling piece
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Mary II
Murdoch Collection
William III
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: William and Mary silver ten-shilling piece, Edinburgh, 1691
  • 'Currency' [multimedia CD-ROM] Edinburgh: NMS, 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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