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HM32348

Scotland, Alexander III Penny, first coinage, Inverness, Gefrai

Regular price £1,750
Regular price Sale price £1,750

Scotland, Alexander III (1249-86), silver Penny, first coinage, long voided cross and stars (1250-1280), Type III, Inverness mint, moneyer Gefrai, crowned profile bust left, small head with neat crown, legend reads +ALEXANDER REX, the ER ligatured, rev. voided long cross, four stars of six points in angles, legend surrounds GEFRAI ON INV, weight 1.45g (SCBI 35 [Scottish], 123/A; Lockett 68b; Burns type IV 67b fig. 122B; S.5043). Toned on a fully rounded flan with a central strike, some wear in the die otherwise bold fine to near very fine and extremely rare.

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

Provenance:

Ex W. Ferris, purchased 1979

Ex Roderick MacPherson Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, Auction 83, 30th September 2009, lot 3949.

Ex WCN Collection, Classical Numismatic Group, Electronic sale 452. 18th September 2019, lot 900.

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