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Coin (obverse), penny, from reign of Alexander II

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Coin (obverse), penny, from reign of Alexander II
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This is the obverse of a silver Alexander II penny, minted at Roxburgh between 1240 and 1250. The coin was worth one penny Scots.

The obverse bears a crowned head with a sceptre. The Latin inscription translates as 'King Alexander'.

For many years after his death, coins continued to be struck in the name of William I, 'The Lion'. Only quite near the end of the reign of his son and successor, Alexander II, were coins struck in the name 'Alexander' and all of these are rare.

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