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HM32357

Scotland, Alexander III Penny, first coinage type 3, St Andrews, Thomas

Regular price £2,500
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Scotland, Alexander III (1249-86), silver Penny, first coinage, long voided cross and stars (1250-1280), Type III, St Andrews mint, moneyer Thomas 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 TOMAS ON AN, weight 1.26g (SCBI 35 [Scottish], 136; Lockett 747a; Burns type IV 69c.115C; S.5043). Uneven tone on fine metal with much of the outer toothed border visible, well struck in good style and proportion, legends clear with some impressive detail and relief in the portrait, comprehensive very fine, extremely rare.

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

Provenance:

Ex Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 190, 6th April 2021, lot 679.

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