James V Edinburg Bawbee

James V (1513-1542), base silver, (.250 fineness) Edinburgh bawbee (six pence). Obverse: Crowned thistle with "I 5" either side with annulet above "I" and legend: "IACOBVS D G REX SCOTORVM". Reverse: Saltire cross with crown at centre and lis either side and legend with single pellet stop: "OPPIDVM EDINBVRGI", (Town of Edinburgh).  James V was the father of the unfortunate Mary Queen of Scots. Good collectable condition though slightly double-struck, see photograph.

Spink No: S.5384, Stevenson 12.14. Diameter 22.7mm. VF-. £135.00

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