Scotland, Five Shillimgs 1705.Sold
Before union with England.
1705 Five Shillings, over date 5/4.
Obverse: Left facing bust of Queen Anne, mark of value below.
Legend: ANNA · D · G · M · BR · FR & 1HIB · REG ·(Anne, by the grace of God, Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland).
Reverse: Crowned triple headed thistle.
Legend: NEMO · ME · IMPVNE · LACESSET · 1705 (No one shall hurt me with impunity).
Catalogue: Spink# 5703, KM# 148.
Silver, 0.925, 1.50g, 19mm.
Grade: Fine, toned, scratch on the reverse.
There is a number 1 before HIB in the legend, this is not normal.
Anne was the second daughter of James II, she was educated in the Protestant faith and married George Prince of Denmark in 1683. Her reign is dominated by the wars of the Spanish succession and the ascendancy of the first Duke of Marlborough, culminating in the Treaty of Utrecht.
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