Coin (obverse), demy, from reign of James II

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Coin (obverse), demy, from reign of James II

This is the obverse of a gold demy minted at Edinburgh between 1437 and 1451 during the reign of James II. The coin was worth nine shillings Scots.

The obverse bears a lion rampant on a lozenge. The Latin inscription translates as: 'James, by the Grace of God, King of Scots'.

When the throne passed to James he was only seven years old and his earlier coinages continued those of his father. As in his father's reign, the mint often travelled with James on his tours of royal residences.

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Online ID: 000-100-050-523-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C71
Date: 1437 - 1451
Between 1437 and 1451
Material: Gold; struck from worn dies; little wear. Inscription: Obv. Crown IACOBVS DEI GRACIA REX SCOTO :; stop is double annulet; lion rampant to left within lozenge / Rev. Crown SALVM FAC POPVLVM TVVM DNE : .; stops are double annulet, lis; saltire between two l
Dimensions: 24.00 mm D / Die Axis: 1.5
What: Coin Type: Stewart IVa
Coin, demy
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: James II
Pollexfen Collection (annotation in NMAS copy of Richardson)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: James II gold demy, Edinburgh, 1437 - 1451
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Richardson (1901), Add 162 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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