James VI Thistle Merk 1602

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James VI (1567-1625) Eighth Silver Coinage (1601-1604) Thistle Merk, (thirteen shillings and four pence / one hundred and sixty pence), dated 1602. Obverse: Crowned lion rampant shield with legend: "IACOBVS 6 D G R SCOTORVM ", (James 6 by the grace of God King of Scots). Reverse: Crowned thistle with legend: "REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602", (Jehova protects the king). Reasonable collectable condition for type on full flat flan, see photograph.

Spink No: 5497. Diameter 31.6mm. F+/F. £175.00

e-mail David at d-stuart@d-stuart.demon.co.uk to order.

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