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Coin (Obverse), a penny of Alexander III

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Coin (Obverse), a penny of Alexander III
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This is the obverse of a silver Alexander III penny minted between 1280 and 1286, possibly at Berwick. The coin was worth one penny 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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