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Scotland United Kingdom UK 5 Pence coin earrings crowned Scottish thistle Edinburgh Glasgow Aberdeen Dundee Paisley Stirling St Andrews Perth royal badge Scots jewelry British e000024

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note: small coins

United Kingdom 5 Pence {1990-2008} 39S

E5 a31 e3

small type


front: a crowned thistle (formally, The Badge of Scotland, a thistle royally crowned)

Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles. Prickles often occur all over the plant – on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Typically, an involucre with a clasping shape of a cup or urn subtends each of a thistle's flowerheads.

Thistle is the floral emblem of Scotland, as well as the emblem of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

back: portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

• quantity 1 pair
• polished Copper-nickel coins
• diameter: 18 mm {SMALL COINS, SIZE OF A USA 10 CENT DIME COIN}
• weight: 3.25 g

• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6X2 mm coil
• Metal: silver plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of open loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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