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Lord Baltimore Fourpence (Groat) 1658

$ 10.00

Maryland (Lord Baltimore) Coinage
Diameter: 18 mm

Silver plated lead free fine pewter.

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American Colonial Coinage

Maryland (Lord Baltimore) Coinage

British Coins for America

1658 Lord Baltimore Fourpence (Groat)

The second Lord Baltimore , received from King Charles I of England a grant for a new province to be named for queen Mary, designated “Terra Maria” or Maryland.

The first coins struck in England specifically for a British American Colony.

The obverse is the bust of Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore of Maryland. Inscription: CAECILIUS Dns TERRAEI-MARIAE & CT The Dns after CAECILIVS on the obverse is the standard medieval abbreviation for Domininus, meaning Lord.

The legend on the reverse is from Genesis I, 28: “Benedixitque illis Deus, et ait: CRESCITE : ET : MVLTIPLICAMINI,” translated “and God blessed them and Increase and be multiplied and fill the earth”. Calvert arms crowned, org and cross above, with the denomination divided by the shield.

Diameter: 18 mm

Silver plated lead free fine pewter.

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