This rare silver medal of 1565 shows busts of Mary Queen of Scots and her husband, Henry Lord Darnley.

It commemorates their marriage that year. As a significant piece of 16th-century Scottish portraiture it makes a handsome addition to the Hunterian’s outstanding collection of British medals.


Christopher Eimer, 2014

Hunterian Art Gallery

University Of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G12 8QQ
0141 330 4221

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Hunterian Art Gallery Tue–Sat 10am–​5pm, Sun 11am–​4pm. Last entry to Mackintosh House 4.15pm (3.15pm Sun).

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