Mary Queen of Scots, (1542-1567) Bawbee (Six Pence)
Edinburgh mint, First period (1542-58).
Obverse: Crowned thistle with "M-R" either side, with Latin legend surrounding: +MARIA D • G • R • SCOTORVM, (Mary by the grace of God Queen of Scots).
Reverse: Voided saltire cross with crown at centre and cinquefoils either side with Latin legend surrounding: ♣OPPIDVM EDINBVRGI
2 grams, 21 mm in diameter.
An evenly toned coin, showing the usual weakness for the issue, very fine.
*The cinquefoils on the reverse of the coin, refer to the Earl of Arran, who was acting as Regent whilst Mary was still under age.
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