Turner: coin from Kingdom of Scotland; 2 pence


Turner, 1632-1639: Kingdom of Scotland

Turner, 1632-1639: Kingdom of Scotland

ND (no date).

Ruler: Charles I — King of England, Scotland, and Ireland during 1625-1649.

CAR D G SCOT ANG FR ET HIB R: Charles, by the grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France, and Ireland (Latin "Caroli Dei Gratia Scotiæ, Angliæ, Franciæ et Hiberniaeque Rex").

C II R (Carolus Rex; 2 /pence/) under English crown with crosses.

NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT: No one provokes me with impunity (Latin motto of the Royal Stuart dynasty of Scotland).

Thistle as a semi-official national symbol of Scotland (a beautiful legend is associated with this plant).

Edinburgh Mint (Scotland).

  • Copper: 15 mm - 0.41 g
  • Reference price: 7$

COIN TURNER — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF SCOTLAND (1632-1679): turner = 2 pence = 1/120 pound

About the name of the coin turner: the name of the turner coin most likely comes from the name of the extremely common French coin tournois ("Gros Tournois").
By the way, the name of the Scottish 2 pence coin evolved in the 17th century from turner to, somewhat later, bodle (in honor of a mintmaster with the surname Bothwell).