Coin (Obverse), bodle or two pence piece, from reign of William II

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Coin (Obverse), bodle or two pence piece, from reign of William II

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

The obverse has a crown above a crossed sword and sceptre. 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: 000-100-054-336-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C3884
Date: 1695
Material: Copper; edge slightly ragged at 6.0; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. GVLIELMVS . D . G . MAG . BR . FR . ET . HIB . REX .; crown above cross ed sword and sceptre (low) / Rev. NEMO . ME . IMPVNE . LACESSET . 1695; crowned thistle
Dimensions: 20.00 mm D / Die Axis: 12.0
What: Coin Type: I
Coin, bodle
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: J.K.R. Murray
William II
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: William II copper bodle, 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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