Coin (obverse), halfpenny, from reign of Alexander III

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Coin (obverse), halfpenny, from reign of Alexander III

This is the obverse of a silver Alexander III halfpenny minted between 1280 and 1286. The coin was worth one halfpenny Scots.

The obverse bears a crowned head with a sceptre. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Alexander, by the Grace of God'.

Alexander III's reign produced the most extensive of all medieval issues in Scotland. At the start of his reign, 16 mints were in operation around Scotland. His later coinage included round halfpennies and farthings for the first time.

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Online ID: 000-100-051-823-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C1371
Date: 1280 - 1296
Between 1280 and 1286
Material: Silver; slightly off-centre on reverse; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Cross ALEXANDER DEIGRA; ND combined; cross pattee; bar over 2nd R; crowned head to left with sceptre / Rev. REX / SCO / TOR / VM cross; cross pattee; single long cross with a six-poi
Dimensions: 15.00 mm D / Die Axis: 9.5
What: Coin Type: 2nd coinage
Coin, halfpenny
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Alexander III
Where: Uncertain
Description: Alexander III silver halfpenny, 1280 - 1296
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Richardson (1901), 86 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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