Book stamp, associated with James VI

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Book stamp, associated with James VI

This brass book stamp dates from the early 17th century, during the reign of James VI.

The stamp bears the royal arms of James VI before his accession to the English throne. The Latin inscription reads: 'In Defence, Iacobus Rex 6'. This was in use to around 1603. '

In Defence' is an abbreviated version of 'In my defence, God me defend'.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-660-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NM 58
Date: Early 17th century
Material: Brass. Inscription: IN DEFENCE, IACOBVS REX 6
Dimensions: 13 mm H x 89 mm x 57 mm
What: Stamp, book
Subject: Jewellery: seals, stamps (NMAS Classification)
Who: James VI
Description: Brass book stamp with Royal Arms and inscription
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