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Scotland, Alexander III Long Cross Penny, 1249-1286

Denomination: Silver penny

Period: Reign of Alexander III

Date: 1249-1286

Origin: Probably Berwick mint

Condition: VF, legends clear but with weakness to portrait, well centred; class Ma (4 mullets of six points)

Obverse: Crowned bust looking left holding sceptre, + initial mark ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Reverse: Long cross with mullets in each quarter, +REX SCOTORVM

Size and Weight: 19mm, 1.37g

References: Sear (CofSI) 5053

Features and Provenance: Alexander was born in Roxburgh in 1241 and became king of Scotland in 1249. His greatest achievement was gaining the Isle of Man and the Western Isles for a monetary payment after years of argument and negotiation, and even attack, by Norway. Something his father never achieved. It was agreed that Norway retained Orkney and Shetland. 

 

 

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades inbetween

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20093026
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