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Scotland, Alexander III Penny First coinage, Edinburgh Mint, Alexander

Scotland, Alexander III (1249-86), silver Penny, first coinage, long cross and stars (1250-1280), Type III, Edinburgh mint, moneyer Alexander, crowned profile bust left, small head with neat crown and sceptre, legend reads +ALEXANDER REX, the ER ligatured, rev. voided long cross, four stars of six points in angles, legend surrounds ALEX ON ED ED B, weight 1.48g (cf. SCBI 35 [Scottish], 112-13; B.134a; S.5043). Toned, soft in places as is the case with so many of the type III coins otherwise about very fine.

The legend translates as "Alexander King," on the obverse and "Alexander on Edinburgh" on the reverse.

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