English Farthing

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Date:1672 - 1679 (c.)

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English copper farthing, 1672-1679

Diameter 22mm

The obverse features the laureate bust of Charles II facing left. The inscription reads 'CAROLUS.A.CAROLO'. The reverse features Britannia seated and facing left. She has a shield bearing the flags of England and Scotland at her side, a spear in her left hand and an olive branch in her raised right hand. The date is below but is obscured by wear on this example.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4272.1994.17 (66/17105)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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