Scotland, James VI, AD 1329 to 1371. Silver Ryal. Countermarked.

Ancient Coins - Scotland, James VI, AD 1329 to 1371. Silver Ryal. Countermarked.
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Denomination : Silver Ryal struck in 1569 at 30 shillings, but bearing the thistle countermark for the revaluation of 1578 to 36 shillings 9 pence.

Mint : Edinburgh.

Date : the coin is dated 1569 with the countermark applied for the revaluation of 1578.

Reference : Seaby-5472.

Size : 43.6 x 44.7 mm.  Weight : 29.72 grams.

Grade : VF / F but with areas of signficant corrosion on the bottom of the reverse.  Some double strike.

Reverse : Crowned shield flanked by the crowned letters I R (for James Rex), with IACOBVS 6 DIE GRATIA REX SCOTORVM (parts of the inscription are poorly struck, which is normal on these).

Reverse : Crowned upward pointing sword, flanked by the date 1569 above which is a hand and the denomination mark XXX (30 shillings), with PRO ME SI MEREOR IN ME around (Latin for FOR ME, BUT AGAINST ME, IF I DESERVE).

Price SKU: vcoin4093
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Rates for: 12/17/18

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