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United Kingdom Scotland 1 Shilling coin earrings jewelry Scottish lion Edinburgh Glasgow Perth Alba Dundee Aberdeen Holyrood Palace Lothian Stirling Scots Inverness Fife Great Britain British e000207

  • £33.00

United Kingdom 1 Shilling {1954-1970} 5S 

Scottish shield

front: crowned Scottish shield - Scottish lion rampant coat of arms

The earliest recorded use of the Lion rampant as a royal emblem in Scotland was by Alexander II in 1222. This emblem occupied the shield of the royal coat of arms of the ancient Kingdom of Scotland which, together with a royal banner displaying the same, was used by the King of Scots until the Union of the Crowns in 1603, when James VI acceded to the thrones of the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Ireland. Since 1603, the Lion rampant of Scotland has been incorporated into both the royal arms and royal banners of successive Scottish then British monarchs in order to symbolise Scotland; as can be seen today in the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom.

Lettering: FID DEF
Translation: Defender of the Faith (Fidei Defensatrix)

back: young laureate bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, legend around

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen

• quantity 1 pair
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coins
• diameter: 23.50 mm
• weight: 5.6 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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