Scotland: ⅛ Thistle Merk - James VI 8th Coinage

Scotland: ⅛ Thistle Merk - James VI 8th Coinage

Code: 12464

£70.00 Approx $88.61, €81.78
 

This is a Scottish 1/8 Thistle Merk, of King James VI minted at Edinburgh in 1602

Obverse: Crowned royal arms. ·IACOBVS · 6 · D · G · R · SCOTORVM (James the Sixth, by the Grace of God, King of Scots)

Reverse: Crowned thistle. REGEM · IOVA · PROTEGIT · 1602  (Jehova protects the king)

DENOMINATION: ⅛ Thistle Merk 

CULTURE: Stuart Scotland

MONARCH: James VI 

DATE: 1567 - 1625 AD

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 15.6 mm diameter

WEIGHT: 0.70 grams

ATTRIBUTION: Spink 5500

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Bristol.