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Scotland, James III gold Rider of 23 Shillings class I, VF35

Regular price £15,000
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Scotland, James III (1460-88), gold Rider of Twenty Three Shillings, issued 1475-83, class I, armoured King on horseback galloping right, holding sword upright with plumed helmet, breaks inner beaded circle surrounding, legend and beaded border surrounding, IACOBVSxx DEIx GRAx RE X SCOT OR, rev. crowned quartered Scottish shield of arms, single tressure fleury over long cross pattée, SALVVm FAC POP VLVm TV Vm DnE, weight 5.15g (Burns 6, fig.602; SCBI 35:730; S.5256). With a nice red tinge to the colouration and with a good depiction of the horseman galloping right, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as VF35.

NGC Certification 4423749-003.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "James, by the Grace of God, King of Scotland" and on the reverse "O Lord, save Thy people" a Psalm from the Bible. A great deal of the gold in the coinage of Scotland at this period was mined locally principally from Crawford Moor, when nuggets from 2 grams to 30 ounces were discovered.

Provenance:

Ex Glendining, 30th March 1983, lot 7.

Ex Lucien La Riviere, Scottish Collection, Spink Coin Auction, 29th March 2006, lot 58.

Ex Triton XIII, Classical Numismatic Group, January 2010, lot 2107.

Ex Loch Ness Collection, Stacks Bowers Galleries, 16th August 2021, lot 41495.

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