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HM32355

Scotland, John Baliol Penny, Mule with Alexander III reverse

Regular price £2,500
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Scotland, John Baliol (1292-6), silver Penny, muled with a reverse of predecessor Alexander III (1249-86), First coinage, rough surface issue, bust left with sceptre, legend surrounds IOhANNES DEI GRA, rev. class E for Alexander III, two mullets of six points, two stars of seven, REX SCOTORVM, weight 1.65g (BNJ 2010, pp.107ff; Holmes/Stewartby Ba4/Eii; SCBI 35 [Scottish] , 298; Burnms 2a, fig. 211A; S 5065/5056). Good fine. the flan slightly irregular, reverse executed with a rusty die, an excessively rare mule with perhaps four known, of the highest rarity.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on obverse "John by the grace of God, and on the reverse as "King of the Scottish".

Provenance:

Ex Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 135, 21st March 2016, lot 879.

Holmes and Stewartby (BNJ 2010, pp.107ff), record four specimens of this mule, [two of which are housed in museum collections - the Ashmolean and Museum of Scotland, the others in private hands] three with a 24 point reverse die and one from the same die as the present coin.

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