James I (1406-1437), Half-Demy, type II, Edinburgh mint

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James I (1406-1437), Half-Demy, type II, Edinburgh mint, mintmark crown on obverse, cross pattee on reverse. Crowned lion in diagonally squared cartouche, decorative lis emblems, legend surrounds IΛCOBVS DEI GRΛCIΛ…
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Description

James I (1406-1437), Half-Demy, type II, Edinburgh mint, mintmark crown on obverse, cross pattee on reverse. Crowned lion in diagonally squared cartouche, decorative lis emblems, legend surrounds IΛCOBVS DEI GRΛCIΛ R. Rev, X struck in centre within a tressure of seven arcs, emblems in spandrels, legend surrounds SΛLVVM FAC POPVLVM TV, 1.58g (S.5194; SCBI 35 [Ashmoleon], 638).

Rich satiny golden tone, legends clear both sides with equally clear central designs. Few metal stress striations markings in the flan, impressive for such a closely packed issue, filled to the brim with heraldry. Comprehensive very fine for issue and very rare, seldom seen at auction or within dealers trays. A splendid piece with an excellent pedigree.

Ex Dundee collection, February 19th 1976, Spink & Son, lot 59

Ex. L. M. LaRivière Collection, Spink Auction 179, 29 March 2006, lot 47

Specification

Period 1406 - 1437
Date /
Coin Group

British

Coin Ruler

James I

Country

Scotland

Coin House

King of Scotland

Metal

Gold

Mint Mark

Crown

Weight 1.58 g

Provenance

Ex Dundee collection, February 19th 1976, Spink & Son, lot 59

Ex. L. M. LaRivière Collection, Spink Auction 179, 29 March 2006, lot 47

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