Gold coin; Denomination: Ducat
Edinburgh mint
James V (1513-1542), Third Coinage

The ducat, also called a 'Bonnet piece' was current at 40 shillings.

Obverse Description

At centre within a line circle, bust of the King wearing bonnet and open coat facing right; around, (mm. Cross of St Andrew) IACOBVS 5 DEI GRA SCOTOR 1540

Reverse Description

Within a line circle, crowned shield bearing Scottish arms over a cross with foliated ends; around, + HONOR REGIS IVDICIVM DILIGIT (translation, The King's power loveth judgement)

Edge Description


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