Printed Auction 38 Aftersale Lot 166

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Printed Auction 38 Aftersale Lot 166

SCOTLAND. Mary. 1542-1567. AR two-thirds ryal. 20.69 gm. 37 mm. Fourth period, 1565-1567. Mary and Henry Darnley. 1566. Crowned shield; thistle on each side; MARIA & HENRIC DEI GRA R & R SCOTORV / A tortoise climbing a palm tree with a banner reading DAT GLORIA VIRES; EXVRGAT DEVS & DISSIPENTR INIMICI EI. S. 5426. Cf SCBI 58: 1202 (similar if not the same die). Near Extremely Fine; beautiful old toning with iridescence. An exceptional example because of its full even flan and the sharpness of so much of the detail (note the palm tree and the tortoise).

Ex Spink with tag. Also, collector tag.


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