Coin (Reverse), a twenty-shilling piece of William and Mary

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Coin (Reverse), a twenty-shilling piece of William and Mary

This is the reverse of a silver 20 shilling piece minted in Edinburgh in 1693, during the reign of William III and Mary II.

The reverse has a crowned shield. The Latin inscription translates as: '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: 000-190-000-605-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C3829
Date: 1693
Material: Silver; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. GVLIELMVS . ET . MARIA . DEI . GRATIA; conjoined busts to left; 20 below / Rev. MAG . BR . FR . ET . HIB . REX . ET . REGINA . 1693 .; crowned shield
Dimensions: 29.50 x 29.00 mm D / Die Axis: 12.0
What: Coin, 20 shilling piece
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Mary II
Murdoch Collection
William III
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: William and Mary silver 20-shilling piece, 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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