SCOTLAND. Mary Stuart. 1542-1567. AR half testoon. 4.07 gm. 25.5 mm. 1561. Her portrait left, hair behind done up and braided with jewels; MARI DEI GRA SCOTORVM REGINA 1561 / A crowned escutcheon with the arms of France partially effaced by the arms of Scotland; the letter M crowned at each side; +SALVM FAC POPVLVM TVVM DOMINE. S. 5423. Burns. p. 333:1; figure 901. Full flan; evenly worn; most major details evident, good metal. Extremely rare.
Originally purchased from Charles Wolfe, ca 1969 (old envelope).