Important British and World Coinsxx (30 September 2009)

Date of Auction: 30th September 2009

Sold for £600

Estimate: £300 - £400

Alexander III (1249-1286), Second coinage, Sterling, class A, reads alexsander and g’sia·, rev. escossie (3 pellets) rex, four mullets of six points, 1.32g/4h (SCBI 35, 190, same dies; cf. B 7, fig. 148; S 5049). Old cut on King’s forehead, otherwise about very fine, very rare


Provenance: Bt Baldwin June 1981.

The old Baldwin ticket notes that a specimen from the same dies in the Roth Sale (lot 336) fetched £8 in October 1918