Coin - Plack, James V, Scotland, 1513-1542 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1741

Billon coin; Denomination: Plack
Edinburgh Mint
James V (1513-1542)

The plack was current at 4 pence Scottish for this issue.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.390 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: nigeria
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: 1488-1513 AD
Denomination: Plack
Obverse Description: At centre within a beaded circle, a shield within a tressure of three arches, crown in each arch; on shield, Scottish lion rampant; around, IACOBVS DEI GRA REX SCOTORV
Reverse Description: At centre within a beaded circle, a floreate cross fourchee with open compartment at centre enclosing a star; alternate crowns and saltires in arched angles; around, + VILLA DE EDINBVRG
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Billon
Issued By: King James V, Scotland, Great Britain
Mint: Edinburgh (Mint)
  1. [Book], Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2003, cf Spink 5381 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.


Ian Posted on 14 Apr 2014 9:46 AM
Coin is musattributed by looking at photo, as placks of James IV had crowns in all four quarters of reverse, and a saltire in the centre - this alternates saltires and crowns in the quarters, and a star/mullet in the middle. Actually James V (1513-1542), Spink reference 5381.

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