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JM33176

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

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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 ---, weight 1.40g (cf. SCBI 35 [Scottish], 112-13; B.134a; S.5043). Toned, soft in parts of the centre, the portrait in the main clear and concise, otherwise very fine for issue.

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

Provenance:

Ex C.C. Oman Collection, Christies Auction, 31 October 1972, lot 387

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