Pattern farthing of Charles II

Cast of the reverse of a pattern farthing of Charles II This design said to have been rejected in deference to Louis XIV, who took offence to the claim to domination of the four seas in the inscription - 'QVATVOR . MARIA . VINDICO'. The cast is mounted on an emulsioned plywood backboard with a label.

Object Details

ID: SEC0324
Type: Coin cast
Display location: Not on display
People: Fitzwilliam Museum; King Charles II
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 4 mm x 23 mm

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