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CNG 103, Lot: 1224. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SCOTLAND. James IV. 1488-1513. AV Unicorn (26mm, 3.88 g, 7h). Edinburgh mint; im: lis. (lis) IΛCOBVS DЄI GRΛCIΛ RЄX SCOTO RV, unicorn standing left, holding coat-of-arms, crown around neck; double five-rayed stellate stops / (lis) ЄXVRGΛT DЄS ЄT DISIPЄnT InImICI Є, large twelve-rayed star over cross fleurée; double five-rayed stellate stops. Cf. Burns 6 (Fig. 628) var. (obv. legend); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian), 822 (same dies); SCBC 5315. VF, toned.

From the Arthur M. Fitts III Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 150772 (November 2003); Dr. J. Davidson Collection (Dix, Noonan, Webb 59, 7 October 2003), lot 875.