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HM32345

Scotland, Alexander III Penny, first coinage, Aberdeen Mint, moneyer Alexander

Regular price £1,500
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Scotland, Alexander III (1249-86), silver Penny, first coinage, long voided cross and stars (1250-1280), Type III, Aberdeen mint, moneyer Alexander, crowned profile bust left, small head with neat crown, legend reads +ALEXANDER REX, the ND ligatured, rev. voided long cross, four stars of six points in angles, legend surrounds ALEX ON ABIRD, weight 1.48g (SCBI 35 [Scottish], 97/a; Lockett 50a; Burns type V, 47, fig. 135; S.5043). Rich cabinet tone, flan irregular at 3 'o clock, reverse somewhat off centre, good very fine, impressive and very rare.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on obverse "Alexander King", and on the reverse as "Alexander at Aberdeen".

Provenance:

Ex Patrick Finn, Cumbria, list 13, 1998, item 333.

Ex Spink Coin Auction 3017, 12th November 2003, lot 103.

Ex York Coins, Red Hook, New York, August 2008

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