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Coin (Obverse), unicorn, from reign of James III

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Coin (Obverse), unicorn, from reign of James III
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This is the obverse of a gold unicorn minted in Edinburgh between 1484 and 1488, during the reign of James III. The coin was worth 18 shillings Scots and was in the first ever issue of unicorns.

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James III's reign saw a number of major coinage innovations including two new gold coins - the rider and the unicorn; a large billon coin - the plack; and thistle-heads and a realistic portrait of the king appearing on coins for the first time.

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