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Scotland, James IV gold Half-Unicorn, no stops in legend both sides NGC F12

Scotland, James IV (1488-1513), gold Half-Unicorn of Nine Shillings, variety with no stops either side and Roman N in legend, Unicorn facing left, shield of Scottish arms in front, ring with chain below, horn of unicorn breaks inner beaded circle, legend and outer beaded circle surrounding, initial mark fleur de lis both sides, +IACOBVS DEI GRACIA REX SCOTOR, rev. sun of twelve rays over cross fleury, beaded circles and legend surrounding, +EXVRGAT DES ET DISIPENT NImICI (Burns as James III 5 fig.635; S.5321). Toned with some surface marks, struck a little off-centre, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as F12 and extremely rare.

NGC Certification 1754262-016.

The Latin legend translates as "James by the grace of God, King of the Scottish" continuing on the reverse as "Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered" a Psalm from the Bible.

Provenance:

Ex Augustana Collection, Stacks Bowers, 22nd August 2022, lot 32151.

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