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87002129
CNG 87, Lot: 2129. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SCOTLAND. James VI. 1567-1625. AR One-third ryal (32mm, 9.94 g, 9h). Revaluation of 1578 issue. Edinburgh mint; mm: -/thistle. Dated 1565. · MARIA · ET · HENRIC9 · DEI · GRA · R · ET · SCOTORVM ·, crowned royal coat-of-arms; thistles flanking shield / · EXVRGAT · DEVS · ET · DISSIPENTVR · INIMICI · EIVS ·, tortoise climbing crowned palm tree decorated with banner inscribed DAT GLORIA VIRES; date across field; c/m: crowned thistle. For host coin: SCBC 5427; SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian) 1129-30; for c/m: Burns 14 (Mary); SCBC p. 70. VF, toned.


Ex Lucien LaRiviere Collection (Spink 179, 29 March 2006), lot 127; J.K.R. Murray Collection (Spink 57, 29 April 1987), lot 232.