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HM32343

Scotland, James VI Sixty-Shillings issued after accession to English throne

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Scotland, James VI (1567-1625), silver Sixty Shillings, after Accession to the English Throne, initial mark thistle head, ninth coinage 1604-09, toothed inner and outer borders both sides, king on horseback right with Scottish crown, thistle and housings, upright sword, legend reads IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRAN & HIB REX, rev. flat topped quartered coat of arms, English arms in the 1st and 4th quarters, QVÆ DEVS CONIVNXIT NEMO SEPARET surrounds, weight 29.97g (SCBI 35 [Scottish], 1360; SCBI 70 [National Museum], 25-29; SCBI 71 [Stewartby], 1376-78; Burns 1, Fig. 972; S.5501). An imposing coin struck on good metal, flan impression on reverse from initial strike, near or about very fine for type, much of the wear in the die.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "James, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland" and on the reverse "What God hath joined, let no man put asunder."

Provenance:

Ex Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 124, 16th September 2014, lot 2796.

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