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James VI (1567-1625), penny, I issue, 1614.

The design of this coin consists of a triple thistle on the obverse, while the reverse shows a crowned lion rampant with one single pellet behind.

The inscription at legend 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 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. Not on display.


Date Made
21 x 20mm
Property Information
St Peter's Kirk, Duffus
Object Number
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