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Commonwealth coins

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Coins, Commonwealth era

The coin dates to the period of the Commonwealth of England, 1649 - 1660. Previously, the image of the king had been used to show that the coinage was backed by the government, but after the execution of King Charles I, a new, kingless coin had to be designed.

Medieval coin

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Coin, Edward I (1272 to 1307), Ireland

The king's titles appeared around the portrait of the king, as today. Edward I called himself Edward King of England, Lord of Ireland. This coin was minted [made] in Dublin, Ireland. Later kings added their claim to the French throne.