Gold Medal of James VI of Scotland by Unknown Artist

Cast and chased medal dated 1590, probably to celebrate James's marriage to Anne of Denmark.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Art Fund grant:
£220 ( Total: £440)
Acquired in:
1949
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Late Renaissance style. The obverse has the King's bust in armour and wearing a laurel wreath. The reverse shows a crowned 6-headed thistle.

Provenance

Purchased by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Venue details

National War Museum Edinburgh Castle, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 2NG 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk/war

Entry details

 Admission free via paid admission to Edinburgh Castle

1 Apr – 30 Sept
Daily, 9.45am – 5.45pm

1 Oct – 31 Mar
Daily, 9.45am – 4.45pm

Closed 25 and 26 Dec

Share this article