Coin (Obverse), bodle or turner, from reign of Charles II

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Coin (Obverse), bodle or turner, from reign of Charles II

This is the obverse of a copper turner or bodle minted in Edinburgh in 1677, during the reign of Charles II. The coin was worth two pence Scots.

The obverse bears a crown over a crossed sword and sceptre. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Scots, England, France and Ireland '.

Charles was proclaimed King of Scots shortly after his father's execution in 1649, and was crowned on 1st January 1651. No coins were struck until his restoration to the English throne in 1660, and no gold coins appeared during his reign at all.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-601-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C3743
Date: 1677
Material: Copper; slight to moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. CAR . II . D . G . SCO . ANG . FRA . ET HIB . REX; crown over cross ed sword and sceptre / Rev. NEMO . ME . IMPVNE . LACESSET . 1677 .; thistle
Dimensions: 19.50 x 19.00 mm D / Die Axis: 6.0
What: Coin Type: 2nd issue
Coin, bodle / turner
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Charles II
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Charles II copper bodle / turner, Edinburgh, 1677
  • 'Currency' [multimedia CD-ROM] Edinburgh: NMS, 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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