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Inscription

around circumference: IACOBVS II D.G.MAG.BRI.FRAN.ET.HIB.REX.; around shield on pedestal below bust: HONY.SOIT.QV[I] MAL.Y.PENSE.; below shield: R.A. FEC; below signature: ARAS ET SCEPTRA TUEMUR

Provenance

Purchased c. 1960/1985 by Lisa and Leonard Baskin, Leeds, Massachusetts; gift 1999 to NGA.

Bibliography
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 2:no. 938, repro.