Scotland: ½ Thistle Merk - James VI 8th Coinage

Scotland: ½ Thistle Merk - James VI 8th Coinage

Code: 12461

£70.00 Approx $88.61, €81.78
 

This is a nice King James VI  silver 1/2 Thistle Merk, issued 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. Inscription: REGEM · IOVA · PROTEGIT · 1602 (Jehova protects the king)

DENOMINATION: 1/2 Thistle Merk

CULTURE: Stuart Scotland

MONARCH: King James VI

DATE: 1567 - 1625 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 25.9 mm diameter

WEIGHT: 2.86 grams

ATTRIBUTION: Spink 5498

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Bristol.