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Gold coin (reverse) showing a crowned shield of arms, 1580

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Gold coin (reverse) showing a crowned shield of arms, 1580
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This is the reverse of a gold ducat minted at Edinburgh in 1580, during the reign of James VI. The coin was worth 80 shillings Scots.

The reverse has a crowned shield of arms with '15' to the left and '80' to the right. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered'. The words are taken from Psalm 68.

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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