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Coins from 1783 Carolus III


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Silver coins found in a coastal shipwreck date to 1783 -- and the sellers suggest they could have seen the pockets of Benjamin Franklin or George Washington.


It never occured to me before that the boys name: George is a version of the ancient regal name: Carl. The coin has an image of George III, and the title is Carolus III Dei Gratia. The obverse letters are: Hispan et Ind Rex M 8 R F F There's a shield with two rampant lions and two masonry towers.


What would be the inscription on King Charles' coins -- also Carolus?

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