The Collection of Scottish Coins formed by Michael Gietzelt

Date of Auction: 16th September 2020

Sold for £3,800

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

James III (1460-1488), Main issue, Groat, Edinburgh, mm. cross fleury on rev. only, annulet on inner circle before bust, annulet and three pellets in first and fourth quarters, crown in second and third quarters, reads edinbvrg, 3.07g/11h (SCBI 35, 784; B 48a, fig. 643; S 5288). Good very fine and toned, an exceptionally detailed portrait, very rare £1,200-£1,500

Footnote

Provenance: Macdonald Collection, Baldwin’s of St James’s Auction 29, 19 March 2019, lot 1371 [from Dolphin Coins 1990].

Most coins of this type have the eccentric reading edinbrvg. It is unusual to find a specimen with the correct spelling