Coin - Testoon, Mary, Scotland, 1558 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1756

Silver coin; Denomination: Testoon
Edinburgh mint
Mary (1542-1567)

The testoon was current at 5 shillings.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.235 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: 10cent 1951, 50 pence 1976
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - Scotland
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: hammered
DateEra: 1558 AD
Denomination: Testoon
Obverse Description: Crowned shield charged with the lion rampant and dividing the letters M R; around, MARIA DEI G SCOTOR REGINA 1558
Reverse Description: Cross potent with a cros in each angle; around, (mm. crown) IN VIRTVTE TVA LIBERA ME 1558 (translation, In Thy strength deliver me)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Queen Mary, Scotland, Great Britain
Mint: Edinburgh (Mint)
  1. [Book], Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2003, Spink 5406 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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