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Live auction - bry_455921 - SCTOLAND - FRANCIS II AND MARY STUART Teston 1560 Édimbourg

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Estimate : 1 300 €
Price : 920 €
Maximum bid : 920 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 15:21:03
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Teston
Date: 1560 
Mint name / Town : Édimbourg
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 5,69 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce teston est frappé sur un flan assez large et légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant quelques faiblesses de frappe et recouvert d’une patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + FRAN. ET. MA. D. G. R. R. FRANCO. SCOTORM.
Obverse description : Écu couronné mi-parti de France et d'Écosse, accosté d'une croix et d'une croix de Saint-André.
Obverse translation : (François et Marie par la grâce de Dieu, roi et reine de France et d'Écosse).


Reverse legend : + VICIT. LEO. DE. TRIBV. IVDA. 1560.
Reverse description : Monogramme F et M sous une couronne accosté d'un lis et d'un chardon couronnés.
Reverse translation : (Le lion de la tribu de Juda a triomphé).

Historical background



Mary Stuart (1542-1587) was the daughter of Jacques V of Scotland (1513-1542) and Mary of Guise (1510-1560). She is Queen of Scotland at birth under the regency of his mother until 1560. She is engaged to 5 years she married François II in 1558. Widow in 1560, she returned to Scotland in 1565 and married Henry Darnley Stewart (1545-1567) who was murdered in 1567 by her third husband, James Bothwell (1536-1578). Mary was forced into exile in 1567. Jacques (1566-1625), the son she had Darnley becomes Jacques VI of Scotland. Mary found refuge in England with her cousin Elizabeth of England, the Queen. She eventually conspire against it which makes it lock to the Tower of London before being beheaded in 1587. On the death of Elizabeth in 1603, Jacques VI of Scotland became King of England under the name of Jacques I.

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