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Unique ID: PUBLIC-6BF962
Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post-Medieval thistle merk of James VI of Scotland. Date on coin 1601. Eighth coinage.
Seaby coins of Scotland, Island and the Islands, Vol II, 1984. No.5497
Obverse: Scottish crest crowned. [IACOBVS 6 D G] R SCOTORVM
Reverse: Crowned thistle. [REGEM IOVA PR]OTEGIT 1601
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.63 mm
Weight: 5.68 g
Diameter: 31 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 29th August 2019
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Other reference: 1740 moljam
Denomination: Thistle merk
Ruler/issuer: James VI of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Thistle Merk of James VI, Silver, Eighth coinage (S 5497)
Obverse description: Scottish crest crowned.
Obverse inscription: [IACOBVS 6 D G] R SCOTORVM
Reverse description: Crowned thistle.
Reverse inscription: [REGEM IOVA PR]OTEGIT 1601
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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