Silver coin; Denomination: Penny
Berwick Mint (possible)
Alexander III (1249-1286), second coinage

Coins of the second issue of Alexander II have no names of moneyers or mints (18 mints had been involved in the first coinage). The new issue follows closely the re-coinage of Edward I of England in 1279 which had also abandoned the use of moneyer and mint names. The reverses of the Scottish coins do however contain some variety in the form of mullets and stars with different combinations and numbers of points. This may have had meaning in terms of the responsible mint.

Spink p. 19 suggests "Coins with a total of 24 points (Berwick(possible)) account for around 56% of the total output ... 26 points (Perth(possible)) account for 23%"

Obverse Description

At centre within line circle crowned head of the King facing left with sceptre at left; around, + ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Reverse Description

At centre partly within beaded circle long cross with six pointed voided mullet in each angle (24 points); around, REX SCOTORVM +

Edge Description


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