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HM32346

Scotland, Alexander III Penny, first coinage, Glasgow Mint, moneyer Walter

Regular price £875
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Scotland, Alexander III (1249-86), silver Penny, first coinage, long voided cross and stars (1250-1280), Type II, Glasgow mint, moneyer Walter, youthful fileted head right with sceptre breaking inner linear circle, legend reads +ALEXANDER REX, rev. voided long cross, four stars of six points in angles, legend surrounds WALT' ON GLA, weight 1.21g (SCBI 35 [Scottish], 94-95; Burns 50c, fig 92e; S.5042). Dark tone with a fully centred strike, legible legends both sides, especially the Glasgow signature, Walter being the sole moneyer of what may have been an episcopal mint, wear in obverse die, otherwise near very fine for issue and very rare.

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

Provenance:

Ex Spink Coin Auction, 29th March 2017, lot 369.

Ex Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 156, 20th February 2019, lot 456.

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