Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1567) Edinburgh half bawbee (three pence), first period (1542-58). Obverse: Crowned thistle with "MR" either side, mint mark cross and legend: "+MARIA • D • G • R • SCOTORVM", (Mary by the grace of God Queen of Scots), double banded crown with no pearls. Reverse: Voided saltire cross with crown at centre and cinquefoil below, mint mark lis, with legend: "♣OPPIDVM • EDINBVRGI", (Town of Edinburgh), reverse barred "N". The cinquefoil refers to the Earl of Arran who was acting as Regent while Mary was still under age. Good collectable condition for type, see photograph.
Stevenson Class Da(i), Spink No: S.5436, Diameter 16.6mm. VF-. £195.00
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