Sovereign Rarities Ltd
Auction 12  21 Feb 2024
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Lot 32

Starting price: 500 GBP
Price realized: 1400 GBP
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Scotland, James VI (1567-1625), after Accession to English throne, gold Britain Halfcrown of 30 Shillings Scottish, ninth coinage (c. 1604-09), type I, King half-length right, wearing Scottish crown, beaded border surrounding with legend, initial mark thistle, .I. D'. G'. ROSA. SINE. SPINA., rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, Scottish arms feature once to 2nd quarter, legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark thistle, TVEATVR. VNITA. DEVS., 1.26g (Stewart 1967, fig. 210; SCBI 71, 1366; S.5469). Lightly toned with wear to higher points of legend, very fine, reverse better, very rare.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "James by the grace of God, a rose without a thorn" and on the reverse "May God guard these united."
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