Broad: Charles II (obverse); Shields (reverse)

Broad: Charles II (obverse); Shields (reverse)

1660

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designed by

Thomas Simon

(British, c. 1623–1665)

Gold

Diameter: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Weight: 8.537 g (0.3 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.198

Location

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The shields on the reverse show England, Scotland, France, and Ireland in a cruciform shape with crowned interlocked Cs in between.

Description

The hammered series of English coins was now nearing its end. In 1662 and from that time forward, all coins were produced by the mill and screw press, which gradually developed into modern minting machinery. From 1660 till 1662 hammered coins were still produced while the Mint was being reformed. In preparing the designs for the new mill coinage many pattern pieces were produced, of which this rare and exceptionally attractive piece is one.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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