Coin (obverse), 30 shilling piece, from reign of Charles I

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Coin (obverse), 30 shilling piece, from reign of Charles I

This is the obverse of a silver 30 shilling piece minted at Edinburgh in 1637-8, during the reign of Charles I.

The obverse bears an image of the king on horseback. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland.'

During Charles's reign the mill and screw coin press was introduced to Scotland by a Frenchman, Nicolas Briot, who was Master of the Mint for a time. The press lent Charles's coins a level of technical excellence previously unknown.

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Online ID: 000-100-060-632-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C10190
Date: 1637 - 1638
Material: Silver; very slight wear. Inscription: Obv. Flower CAROLVS.D:G.MAGN.BRITAN.FRAN.ET.HIB.REX.; very small B after REX.; king on horseback to left / Rev. Thistle-head QVAE.DEVS.CONIVNXIT.NEMO.SEPARET.; AE combined; very small B before thistle-head; crowned s
Dimensions: 36.00 mm D / Die Axis: 6.5
What: Coin Type: 3rd coinage, ist (Briot's) issue
Coin, 30 shilling piece
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Charles I
Lingford Collection
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Charles I silver thirty shilling piece, Edinburgh, 1637 - 1638
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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