Scotland. Mary & Francis Testoon. 1558.
Spink 5416. SCBI 58 (Edinburgh Museum)
Grade: "Extremely fine or near so"
Description: Second period group (1558-60), type I. Edinburgh mint.
Crowned arms of Francis (as Dauphin) and Mary over cross potent. Legend surrounds FRAN ET MA D D VIEN. Reverse, crowned FM monogram, Lorraine crosses each side. Legend reads FECIT VIRAQVE VNVM 1558. 5.80g.
Obverse with central strike on a round flan. Beautifully toned with amber and maroon tones and a reflective finish. Reverse weaker, all legends clear.
Superior to the plate piece in the Standard Catalogue. Rare.
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