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.

Provenance

Christopher Eimer, 2014


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