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Scotland Coins

Fascinating hammered copper coin -with Scottish Thistle on rev.
Charles I (1625-1649) copper turner or half groat (two pence). Obverse: Crowned "CR". Legend: "CAR D G SCOT ANG FRA ET HIB R" (Charles by the grace of God King of Scotland England France and Ireland). Reverse: Thistle: "NEMO ME INPVNE LACESSET" (No one shall hurt me with impunity).

Pre 1603 James VI Eightpenny copper groat - Before accession to English Throne - Not issued for the first 16 yeras of his reign from 1567

 

William 1 The Lion 1165- 1214
1165 AD William 1st of Scotland hammered silver penny

1165 -1214 William 1st The Lion Scottish hammered silver half penny

Money Walter Adam - Edinburgh

1195 Scottish William 1 The Lion hammered silver penny

Short cross and stars issue Class I

Moneyer RAUL ON ROCEBU (Raul of Roxburgh)

obv WILELMUS R (E) X

Bust of pellets facing left, the king holding a sceptre

1195 Scottish William 1 The Lion hammered silver half penny

This appears to be an extremely rare 1205 - 1230 AD William 1st The Lion of Scotland short cross hammered silver penny.

The obv legend clearly shows a 'US' which only matches one moneyer Henri Le Rus whuch is classed as extremely rare, great find

obv LEI REI WILAM

rev HENRI LE RVS .ON.RORE

1195 - 1230 William 1 The Lion of Scotland hammered silver penny - Short cross and stars issue

Obv WILEMUS REX

Rev ADAM ON RORE - Moneyer Adam of Roxburgh mint

1195 Scottish William 1 The Lion hammered silver half penny

Short cross and stars issue Class I

Moneyer RAUL ON ROCEBU (Raul of Roxburgh)

1205 Willam 1 The Lion - Scottish hammered silver penny

Obv WILAM

Rev HUE WALTER

Moneyer Walter of Perth, Edinburgh and Roxburgh mints

1195 Scottish William 1 The Lion hammered silver penny

Scottish medieval hammered silver short cross farthing

6 pointed star in quadrant in reverse

Alexander II 1214- 1249

Great find - an Alexander II 1214-49 Scottish hammerd penny - rear legend does not match those in reference books- should be

PIERIS ON RO - Pierres of Roxburgh - Adam was also out of Roxburgh so the legend looks like the two combined

Obv ALEXANDER REX

Rev + PERIS ADAM ON ROE

1.24g,17.82mm

1205 Willam 1 The Lion - Scottish hammered silver penny

Obv WILAM

Rev HUE WALTER

Moneyer Walter of Perth, Edinburgh and Roxburgh mints

Alexander II 1230-35 Scottish hammered silver penny - struck in name of William

Obv WILLRLMUS REX

Rev ** .ON.ROE AIM - Moneyer Aimer of Roxburgh mint

Alexander II 1214-49 Scottish hammered silver short cross half penny

Obv WILLRLMUS REX

Rev **** ON ROE - Roxburgh mint

Alexander II 1214-49 Scottish hammered silver halfpenny

Obv **DER

Rev ROE - Roxburgh mint

Alexander II 1214-49 Scottish hammerd silver voided long penny

Obv ALEXANDER REX

Rev GEF/RAI/ON/AYR - Moneyer Gefrai of Ayr mint

Alexander III 1249 -1286

1249 Scottish Alexander III hammered silver penny

Moneyer Ion Cokin of Perth mint

Scotland Alexander II 1214-1249 hammered silver half penny

Obv WILLRLMUS REX - King William

Rev PIERES ON RO (112)

Scottish 1249 Alexander III hammered silver penny - Class 3

Obv ALEXANDER REX

Moneyer Nicole of Edinburgh

Scotland Alexander 1249-1286 hammered silver penny Class 4

obv - ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Rev -REX SCOTORUM - King of Scotland

1280 - 1286 Alexander III 2nd coinage Class 1

OBV ALEXANDER DEI GRA

REV REX SCOTORUM - King of Scots

Scotland Alexander III fragment of penny 1280 AD

Stunningly crisp example of a 1280 1286 Alexander III Scottish hammered silver penny - 2nd Coinage

Stars have 6 points Ref SA3HD-005

Obv ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Rev SCO/TOR/VM+/REX

1280-86 Scottish Alexander III hammered silver penny -2nd issue

1249 Alexander Scottish hammered silver half penny

Moneyer Robert

Scottish 1249 Alexander III hammered silver penny - Class 3

1280 - 1286 Scottish Alexander III hammered silver half penny - 2nd coinage

Obv + ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Rev REX SCOTORUM

Long cross, a star in two quarters, each star has 6 points - type SA3HD -010

14.05mm0.58g

1280 - 1286 Scottish Alexander III 2nd coinage Class 1

1280 1286 Alexander III Scottish hammered silver penny - 2nd Coinage

Stars have 6 points Ref SA3HD-005

Obv ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Rev SCO/TOR/VM+/REX

Scotland Alexander III 1249-1286 hammered silver penny

obv - ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Rev -REX SCOTORUM - King of Scotland

Scottish 1249 Alexander III hammered silver farthing

Obv ALEXANDER REX

Rev /WI/ - moneyer Wilam of Fres mint

1280 - 1286 Alexander III hammered silver penny

OBV ALEXANDER DEI GRA

REV REX SCOTORUM - King of Scots

1280 1286 Alexander III Scottish hammered silver penny - 2nd Coinage

Stars have 6 points Ref SA3HD-005

Obv ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Rev SCO/TOR/VM+/REX

1280 - 1286 Alexander III Scottish hammered silver penny - 2nd Coinage

Stars have 6 points Ref SA3HD-005

Obv ALEXANDER DEI GRA

1280 -86 Scottish Alexander III hammered silver penny

Obv ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Rev R REX SCOTOR VM

1280 -86 Scottish Alexander III hammered silver half penny

Obv ALEX****** GRA

Rev SCO/TOR

Medieval Scottish hammered silver penny

Scottish 1249 Alexander III hammered silver half penny - Class 5

Obv ALEXANDER REX

Rev ARE:/WA** - Moneyer Walter of Ayr mint

1280- 1286 Alexander III Scottish hammered silver half penny
David II 1329-1371

Scottish 1357-1367 David II hammered silver penny - 2nd coinage - Stars with 5 points with pellet at centre

Obv DAVID REX SCOTTORUM - king of Scots

Rev VILLA EDINBURGH - Town of Edinburgh

Charles 1st

Charles 1st - 20 pence
Scottish 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence Scottish 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence
Scottish 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence Scottish 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence
Scottish 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence Scottish 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence
Scottish 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence Scottish 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence
Scottish 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence Scottish 1636 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence
1624 Scottish Charles 1st hammered silver twenty pence Scottish 1637 - 42 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence
 
1625 Scottish Charles 1st hammered silver twenty pence  
Charles 1st 40 pence

1637- 1642 Scottish Charles 1st machine made forty pence silver coin - Briot's issue- XL by bust

Obv CAR.DG.SCOT.ANG.FR.ET.HIB.REX

Rev SALUS REIPVIBLICE SUPREMA LEX - Crown over thistle

Charles 1st 30 shillings ( 360 pence)

Charles 1st Scottish 30 shillings 14.95g, 35.63mm

Obv - CAROLUS D.G MAGN BRITAN FRAN ET HIB REX B - Charles by the grace of God King of Britain France and Ireland B(riot)

Rev QUAE DEUS CONIVNXIT NEMO SEPARET - What God hath joined together let no man put asunde

 

 
James 1st of England James VI of Scotland
Merks, 1/8th's & 1/4's

Huge, James 1st Scottish Merk sometimes known as the half thistle dollar and value of 13 shillings and 4 pence

( 160 pence) 6.56g, 31.40mm

James 1st Scottish Merk sometimes known as the half thistle dollar and value of 13 shillings and 4 pence

( 160 pence) 6.56g, 31.40mm

James VI of Scotland 1601- 1604 hammered silver 1/4 Thistle Merk or half noble as it was sometimes known value 3 shillings and 4 pence ( 40 pence )

1.13g,18.79mm

James VI of SCotland hammered silver Eighth Thistle Merk ( 20 pence)

Obv IACOBUS 6 D.G.R.SCOTORUM - James VI by the grace of god king of the Scots

Rev REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602 - Jehovah protects the King 1602

1601 James VI of Scotland hammered silver 1/4 Thistle Crown Merk

Scotland 1602 James VI hammered silver Eight Thistle Merk, I shilling and eight pence (20 pence)

Obv - JACOBUS 6 D.G.R SCOTORUM

Rev - REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602

Scottish 1602 James VI hammered silver 1/8th Thistle Merk 1601 James VI of Scotland hammered silver 1/4 Thistle Crown Merk

1602 James VI of Scotland hammered silver Eighth Thistle Merk ( 20 pence)

Obv IACOBUS 6 D.G.R.SCOTORUM - James VI by the grace of god king of the Scots

Rev REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602 - Jehovah protects the King 1602

Scottish 1602 James VI hammered silver 1/8th Thistle Merk
 
Irish 1605 - 5 James 1st 1st hammered silver sixpence - Rose mint mark  
William III
Scottish 1695 William III milled silver 5 shillings ( 60 pence)
   
   
Irish Coins
1199- 1216 John as King of Ireland

1207 AD 'Rex' issue King John Irish one pence 1.24g, 17.26mm

This example is minted in Dublin and the Moneyer is Roberd

1209- 1216 John as King of ireland hammered silver penny- Rex coinage

Obv IOHANNED(S)REX

Rev DIVE - Dublin mint Moneyer ROBERD

17.84mm, 1.29g

 
1199 to 1216 King John of Ireland hammered silver penny - needs unfolding by our goldsmith to ID exactly  
1216-1272 Henry III

1247 Irish Henry III hammered silver voided penny

Obv HENRICUS REX III

Rev /ARD- Moneyer Richard

Irish 1216-1272 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Star by the head of Kings sceptre - Ref IH31D-015

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev V/ION - Moneyer Davi of Dublin mint

1247 Irish Henry III hammered silver voided penny

Obv hENRICUS REX III

Rev /DIV - Dublin mint

Irish 1216-1272 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev /ARD- Moneyer Richard

1279 -1307 Edward 1st

Irish 1279-1301 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Trefoil of pellets on Kings breast, pellet at start of Obv legend

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DUBL/INIE - Dublin mint

Irish 1276 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DUB/LINIE - Dublin mint

1279-1284 Irish Edward Ist hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/DUB/LINE -City of Dublin

1279 Irish Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Dublin mint
1279 Edward 1st Irish hammered silver penny

Scottish or Irish hammered silver penny ?? Rosettes by crown double satire stops both side of I

Obv + xIxHONCS x HA ??

Rev /ChC/hEN/INS/ ??

Medieval Irish hammered silver penny
1280 -84 Irish Edward 1st hammered silver farthing 0.38g, 9.77mm dia
Obv ERA NG LIE
Rev CIVI TAS * DVBL INIE - Dublin mint

1279-1284 Irish Edward Ist hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/DUB/LINE -City of Dublin

1279 Irish Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Trefoil of pellets on Kings breast

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/ TAS /DVBL/INIE - Dublin mint

Irish 1279-1301 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Trefoil of pellets on Kings breast, pellet at start of Obv legend

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DUBL/INIE - Dublin mint

1279 - 84 Irish Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/WATE/RFOR - Waterford mint

1279 - 84 Irish Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/WATE/RFOR - Waterford mint

Irish 1279-1301 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Trefoil of pellets on Kings breast,

Rev C**/*AS/***/*NIE - Dublin mint

Irish 1279-1301 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - single pellet on Kings breast, pellet at start of Obv legend

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DUBL/INIE - Dublin mint

1279 - 84 Irish Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/WATE/RFOR - Waterford mint

1461 -1461 Edward IV
1461 Edward IV Irish hammered silver penny

1472 -8 Irish Edward IV hammered silver long cross penny - Satires by neck - Quatrefoil in centre of reverse cross

Rev TAS/WAR - Warterford mint

1496-1505 Henry VII

Amazing find - ex rare Irish 1496-1505 Henry VII hammered silver penny- Late portrait issue. Large rose to centre of reverse cross.

Rose as pellets in reverse cross and rose to left side of crown - unknown type

These are crudely made and no example exists with a legend as they are so poor

This example has a partial legend of hYB EZ or badly formed REX.

Unknown Mary ?

 

This a facinating Scottish hammered silver coin as it does not match any in the ref books. All of the James 1st to V reigns have a legend starting IACOBUS

The legend clearly reads MAR and the only match is Queen Mary 1542 - she issued long cross pennies with a crown in two angles and cinquefoil in other two angles.

This coin has 3 pellets in 3 angles and star in 4th quadrant

Could be an unknown issue - needs more research

James 1st
1603 James 1st Irish hammered silver sixpence

1603-1604 Irish James 1st hammered silver sixpence - First coinage

Obv JACOBUS D.G. ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX

Rev TUEATUR UNITA DEUS

Irish 1603-4 James 1st hammered silver sixpence - 1st issue

1604-7 James 1st Irish hammered silver sixpence - 2nd issue

obv LACOBUS D.G.MAG BRIT FRA ET HI REX

2.25g, 21.27mm

1605 James 1st Irish hammered silver half groat (2 pence) 1605 James 1st Irish hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
1605 James 1st Irish hammered silver half groat (2 pence) 1603 Irish James 1st hammered silver sixpence

1604 - 7 James 1st Irish hammered silver 6 pence - 2nd coinage

Rev TUEATUR UNITA DEUS - May god guard the Kingdom

Obv - IACOBUS D.D. ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX -James by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland

1601- 4 James VI of Scotland hammered silver Eighth Thistle Merk ( 20 pence)

Obv IACOBUS 6 D.G.R.SCOTORUM - James VI by the grace of god king of the Scots

Rev REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602 - Jehovah protects the King 1602