Coin (Obverse), bodle, from reign of William II and Mary II

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Coin (Obverse), bodle, from reign of William II and Mary II

This is the obverse of a copper bodle minted in Edinburgh in 1693, during the reign of William II and Mary II. The coin was worth two pence Scots.

The obverse bears a crowned 'WM' monogram. The Latin inscription translates as: 'William and Mary, by the Grace of God, King and Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland '.

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: 000-190-000-069-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1926.97
Date: 1693
Material: Copper; both sides very slightly off-centre; slightly uneven striking; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv.: D G . MAG . BR [. FR . ET .] HIB . REX . ET . REGINA .; crown above WM monogram. Rev.: [NE] MO . ME . IMPVNE . LACESSET . 1693 .; crowned thistle
Dimensions: Diameter 20.00 mm; weight 2.61 g; die axis 6.0
What: Coin, bodle
Subject: Coins and currency
Who: Mary II (Queen)
William II (King)
Where: Scotland
Scotland, Edinburgh
Description: William and Mary copper bodle, Scotland, minted in Edinburgh, 1693
  • 'Currency' [multimedia CD-ROM] Edinburgh: NMS, 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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