Coin (obverse), bawbee, from reign of William II

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Coin (obverse), bawbee, from reign of William II

This is the obverse of a copper bawbee minted in Edinburgh in 1695, during the reign of William II. The coin was worth six pence Scots.

The obverse bears a portrait of the king. The Latin inscription translates as: 'William, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland'.

After his wife Mary's death in 1694, William became sole ruler of England and Scotland. Coinage continued to be struck for William alone in the same denominations as it had been for William and Mary.

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Online ID: 000-100-054-327-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C3875
Date: 1695
Material: Copper; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. GVL . D . G . MAG . BR . FR . ET . HIB . REX .; bust to left / Rev. NEMO . ME . IMPVNE . LACESSET . 1695; crowned thistle
Dimensions: 25.50 mm D / Die Axis: 12.0
What: Coin, bawbee
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: William II
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: William II copper bawbee, Edinburgh, 1695
  • 'Currency' [multimedia CD-ROM] Edinburgh: NMS, 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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