Coin commemorating the dominion of the sea

A pattern for a halfpenny commemorating the dominion of the sea. Obverse: Bust of Charles II (left), laureate, in armour. Legend: 'CAROLVS . A . CAROLO' (Charles of Charles, i.e., son of Charles). Reverse: Britannia, seated (left), holding laurel branch and spear; at her side the shield. Legend: 'QVATVOR . MARIA . VINDICO' (I claim the four seas). Exergue: 'BRITANNIA.'

Object Details

ID: MEC1589
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Coin
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: 1665
People: King Charles II
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 33 mm

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