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89001942
Triton XV, Lot: 1942. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SCOTLAND. James III. 1460-1488. AR Groat (25mm, 2.58 g, 3h). Light issue. Berwick mint. Struck circa 1467. + IΛCOBVS : D : GRΛ : RЄX : SCOTOR (double saltire stops), crowned facing bust; T L above shoulders / + DnS P : TЄCTOR mS : Z : L BΛTOR :/+ VIL LΛ : B ЄRW ICҺI (double saltire stops), long cross fourchée, with trefoil with annulet and voided mullet alternating in angles. Burns 5a (fig. 570); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian) 746 (same dies); SCBC 5266. VF, toned. Very rare.


Ex Lucien LaRiviere Collection (Spink 179, 29 March 2006), lot 63; Finn FPL 15 (8 April 2000), no. 384; Stack’s (3 December 1997), lot 1515.