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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