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

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

This is the reverse of a silver Alexander II penny, minted at Roxburgh between 1240 and 1250. The coin was worth one penny Scots.

The reverse bears a short voided cross with a six-pointed star in each angle. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Andrew, Richard and Adam (the moneyers) at Roxburgh'.

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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Online ID: 000-190-000-695-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C873
Date: 1240 - 1250
Between 1240 and 1250
Material: Silver; fairly worn. Inscription: Obv. Cross AL EXSANDERREX; crowned head to right with sceptre / Rev. Cross ANDRV : RICAR . ADAMONRO; Ns are reversed; various pairs of letters are combined; short voided cross with six-pointed star in each angle
Dimensions: 18.00 mm D / Die Axis: 8.0
What: Coin Type: Stewart A
Coin, sterling / penny
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Adam (Maker)
Alexander II
Andru (Maker)
Cochran-Patrick Collection
Ricar (Maker)
Where: Roxburgh
Description: Alexander II silver sterling or penny by Andru Ricar Adam at Roxburgh, 1240 - 1250
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Burns (1877), 72 A 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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