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JM33416

Scotland, James III Groat, light issue, seven arcs, five pointed mullets Edinburgh

Regular price £950
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Scotland, James III (1460-88), silver Groat, Edinburgh Mint, light issue (c.1482), reverse mullets of five points, small facing crowned bust, crown with five fleurs, double tressure of seven arcs surrounding broken by neck, trefoils on cusps, beaded circles and legend surrounding, initial mark cross fleury and one pellet stop in legend, +IACOBVS DEI GRA REX. SCOTORm, rev. long cross pattée, tri-pellets in two opposing inner angles, pierced mullets of five points in other two opposing angles, beaded circles and twin concentric legends surrounding, outer legend initial mark cross fleury, +DnS,PT ECTORm ESzLIBE ATVRmS, inner legend, VILL A EDE RBEO VRGE, weight 2.40g (SCBI 35 [Ashmolean], 763; SCBI 72 [Stewartby], 845ff; Burns 23 fig.605; S.5280). Toned, weak at top part of legend both sides and perhaps once mounted in antiquity, good detail on the King, very fine, rare.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on obverse "James by the grace of God, King of Scotland," and on the reverse outer legend "God is my Defender and my Redeemer" a Psalm from the Bible, and the inner legend as "The Town of Edinburgh."

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