Coin (Obverse), 60 shilling piece, from reign of James VI & I

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Coin (Obverse), 60 shilling piece, from reign of James VI & I

This is the obverse of a silver 60 shilling piece minted at Edinburgh between 1609 and 1625, during the reign of James VI & I.

The obverse bears an image of the king on horseback. The Latin inscription translates as: 'James, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland'.

The coins of James VI's reign are considered to have the most beautiful designs and most varied legends of all Scottish coins. After the Union of the Crowns of 1603, Scottish gold and silver coins closely resembled their English counterparts.

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Online ID: 000-100-050-932-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C480
Date: 1609 - 1625
Between 1609 and 1625
Material: Silver; fairly worn. Inscription: Obv. Thistle . IACOBVS . D' . G' . MAG' . BRIT' . FRAN' . & . HIB' . REX .; king riding right / Rev. Thistle . QVAE . DEVS . CONIVNXIT . NEMO . SEPARET .; AE is a diphthong; Scottish arms in 1st and 4th quarters of ornate
Dimensions: 44.50 x 46.00 mm D / Die Axis: 8.0
What: Coin Type: 2nd post-union coinage
Coin, 60 shilling piece
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: James VI
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: James VI silver 60-shilling piece, Edinburgh, 1609 - 1625
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Richardson (1901), 132 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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