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Scotland, Alexander III Penny, type B, DE for DEI, die not in Burns

Scotland, Alexander III (1249-86), silver long cross Penny, second coinage (c.1280-86), type B, crowned head and sceptre left, composite crown, within beaded inner circle, legend and outer beaded circle surrounding, +ALEXANDER DE GRA, single punch used for crown, thin waisted S, wedge tailed R, rev. long cross pattée, pierced mullet of six points in each angle, beaded circles and legend surrounding, REX SCO TOR VM+, weight 1.41g (cf.Burns 10-13 fig.151; S.5052). Toned, some ghosting of reverse cross onto obverse, otherwise good very fine and the DE for DEI unrecorded in Burns.

The legend translates as "Alexander by the grace of God," on the obverse and "King of the Scottish" on the reverse.

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