Gold coin; Denomination: 1/2 Lion
Edinburgh Mint (Possible)
James II (1437-1460)

The lion was current at 5 shillings, it was re-introduced as part of the second coinage of James II which had the intention of bringing the Scottish coins into line with the English.

Obverse Description

At centre within a beaded circle, crowned shield bearing lion rampant left with border of lis; around, crown IACOBVS D GRA REX SCOTOR

Reverse Description

St. Andrew niblate and extended on diagonal cross, arms and legs tied by ropes, between two crowns; around, crown XPC REGNAT XPC VINCIT (transclation, Christ reigns, Christ conquers)

Edge Description


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