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James VI (1567-1625), two pence or turner, I issue, 1614.
The design of this coin consists of a triple thistle on the obverse, while the reverse bears a crowned lion rampant with two pellets behind.
The inscription is at legend and reads IACOBVS DEI GRA. MAG. BRIT which translates: 'James by the Grace of God, [King of] Great Britain’. On the reverse the Latin inscription reads FRANCIE ET HIBERNIE REX, which means 'King of France and Ireland’.
This copper coin offers an example of coinage issued after the accession of James VI to the English throne. As Elizabeth's nearest heir, James ruled both kingdoms after her death in 1603. James VI was the first Protestant King of Scotland.
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Date Made
1614
Dimensions
dia 18mm (dia 11/16")
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TANT075

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