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Updated: 14 April 2015
Silver medal.(obverse) Shield of France and Scotland, impaled and crowned.
(reverse) A vessel pursuing her course, though dismasted by a storm.
- Made in: France (?)
- Diameter: 27.5 millimetres
Inscription ContentMARIA . D . G . SCOTOR . REGINA . FRAN . DOI.
Inscription TranslationMary, by the grace of God, Queen of Scots, Dowager of France.
Inscription ContentNVNQVAM . NISI . RECTAM.
Inscription TranslationOnly by a direct course.
Medallic Illustrations 1
This counter, more rare than registration nos. M.6886-M.6888, expresses the opinion of her friends that Mary pursued a straight, the only safe, course for one in distress, as for a ship suffering in a storm.
See Pemb. Cat. P. 4. T. 27; De Bie, Jacques, ‘La France métallique’, Paris, 1656 (fol.), Pl. 62; Anderson, James, ‘Selectus Diplomatum et Numismatum Scotiæ Thesaurus, &c.’, Edinburgh, 1739 (fol.), Pl. clxv. 26.
- Associated Event: Mary's conduct as a ship heading for port in a storm on the only safe course
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Object reference number: CME888
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