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Scottish Turner or Bodle 1663

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Scottish Charles II (1649-1685) Scottish copper Turner or Bodle (twopence) 1663 issue. 19mm.


From the:



Page 206 Copper 207, Turner Ist issue Obv. CAR.D.G.SCOT.ANG.FRA.ET.HIB.R;m.m. cross of five pellets. Crown above C.R.; on r., mark of value II (=2d). Rev.NEMO.ME.IMPVNE.LACESSET.thistle with leaves, not crowned AE.8 wt 40.8 The II may be for the current value of the coin or may be for "secundus"


To give some idea of 'value' a quart of the best ale or beer by measure sealed cost 1d in 1625. So for that turner/bodle or half groat you could have had about 4 pints of beer in 1663.


The latin NEMO.ME.IMPVNE.LACESSET stands for 'Dunna mess wit me or y'll git a Glasgy kiss', or in english 'No one shall hurt me with impunity'

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