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HM32651

Scotland, Alexander II (in name of William) Short Cross Penny, Roxburgh, Peris and Adam

Regular price £1,750
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Scotland, Alexander II (1214-49), in the name of William I posthumous issue, Phase C, silver Penny, Roxburgh mint, moneyer Peris and Adam in combination, small compact bust left holding sceptre, reads in retrograde +WILLELMVS REX, rev. voided short cross with stars in angles, PERIS ADAM ON R surrounds, weight 1.32g (Burns as William the Lion 5f, fig. 66c; SCBI Scottish coins 35:82; cf.S. 5034). Lightly toned grey patina, obverse double struck otherwise very fine for a notoriously weakly struck issue, very rare with bust left and retrograde legend.

The legend translates as 'William King' on the obverse, on the reverse 'Peris Adam on R'

This issue dates to the very start of the reign of Alexander II just after his Father died and still in his name.

Provenance:

Found in North Norfolk.

Ex Dix Noonan and Webb Auction 194, 7th September 2021, lot 798.

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