James V Edinburgh Bawbee

James V (1513-1542), base silver, (.250 fineness) bawbee (six pence), Edinburgh mint, type 1 with no annulets on obverse and single pellet stops obverse, triple pellet stops reverse. Obverse: Crowned thistle with "I 5" either side, no pellets in crown and legend: "IACOBVS D G REX SCOTORVM". Reverse: Saltire cross with crown at centre and lis either side with legend: "OPPIDVM EDINBVRGI", (Town of Edinburgh). James V was the father of the unfortunate Mary Queen of Scots. Reasonable collectable condition with some pitting, see photograph.

Spink No: S.5383. Stevenson J(a). Diameter 23.1mm. F. £60.00

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