• 1/2 Penny 1758, KM# 6, Isle of Man, James Murray
  • 1/2 Penny 1758, KM# 6, Isle of Man, James Murray
Description

James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl (1690–1764), styled Marquess of Tullibardine between 1715 and 1746, was a Scottish peer, and Lord Privy Seal. As maternal grandson of James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, Atholl succeeded to the sovereignty of the Isle of Man, and to the ancient barony of Strange, of Knockyn, Wotton, Mohun, Burnel, Basset, and Lacy, on the death of James, 10th Earl of Derby, in 1736.

He issued one coinage of penny and 1/2 penny in 1758 (without value) record of which in the Royal Mint archives states that the total value of the issue was 400 pounds.

Obverse

The monogram A D (Atholl Dux) below a ducal coronet; date below.

1758

Reverse

At centre the Manx triskelion surrounded by the official Isle of Man's motto in Latin "Wherever you throw it, it will stand".

The Manx triskelion ("three legs of Mann") is the symbol of the Isle of Man's (also known as Mann). A triskelion of three legs conjoined at the thigh, which dates with certainty to the late 13th century, is of uncertain origin. The symbol appears in the island's official flag and official coat of arms, as well as its currency.

QUOCUNQUE • JECERIS • STABIT •

Edge

1/2 Penny

KM# 6 Pr# 15
Characteristics
Material Copper
Weight 5.8 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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