Gold coin; Denomination: 1/2 Unicorn
James IV (1488 - 1513).
The 1/2 unicorn was current at 9 shillings.
At centre witin a circle of beads, a unicorn facing left supporting a shield bearing a lion rampant to left, crown about neck of unicorn, chain with ring under its feet; around, (mm. lis) IACOBVS DEI GRACIA REX SCOTOR note: coin has been clipped, tops of many letters missing
At centre witin a circle of beads, floriated cross on which a star of 12 waved rays; around, EXVRGAT DES ET DISIPENT NIMICI (translation, Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered) note: coin has been clipped, tops of many letters missing
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
1488 - 1513 AD
Type of item
18 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.677 g (Weight)
[Book] 2003. Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands., Spink 5322 Pages