Billon coin; Denomination: Lion
Mary (1542-1567). Struck after her marriage to Francis.
The lion or hardhead was valued at 1 1/2 pence.
At centre, crowned FM monogram, dolphin on each side looking left; around FRA ET MA D G R R SCOT D [D VIEN]
At centre, crowned lion rampant to left; around, [VIN]CIT [VE]RITAS 1559
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
15 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.903 g (Weight)
[Book] 2003. Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands., Spink 5450 Pages