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1978 Scotland United Kingdom 5 Pence coin pendant Scottish crowned Thistle of Lorraine flower Edinburgh Glasgow Aberdeen Dundee Paisley East Kilbride chivalric order Great Britain British Celtic the Saltire Sir William Wallace Scots Gaelic British n000235

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United Kingdom 5 Pence {1968-1990} 33S 

large 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
• polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 23.59 mm
• weight: 5.6 g

• 24" stainless steel ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 1-1/8" stainless steel keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo}

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