Charles II of the House of Stuart, King of England 1660-1685 AD, Silver Sixpence (2.92g, 21mm), 1681, Milled Coinage 1662-1685 AD. Obverse: Laureate and draped bust of King Charles II facing to right, legend surrounds, “CAROLVS· II· DEI· GRATIA”. Reverse: Crowned cruciform Shields of Arms of the House of Stuart, Garter Star at centre, interlinked pairs of ‘C’s in angles, two strings to Irish Harp, date either side of top shield, legend surrounds, “MAG· BR· FRA· ET· HIB REX”. Spink-3382; Bull-577; Esc-1520. Some flan adjustment marks on reverse, otherwise deeply toned with a gun-metal grey palette, quite an attractive obverse, Very Fine
The Obverse Latin legend reads “Carolus Secundus, Deī Grātiā”, with an English translation of “Charles the second, by the Grace of God”. The Reverse Latin legend continues from the obverse and reads “Magnae Britanniae, Franciae et Hiberniae Rex”, with an English translation of “King of Great Britain, France and Ireland”.