Historic Scottish coin goes under the hammer

Started by gash, September 07, 2016, 10:16:22 pm

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One of the earliest coins ever minted in Scotland is going under the hammer.

Made during the reign of King David I of Scotland, the penny was unearthed by a metal detector in a field in the north of England.

Experts think it could fetch between £8,000 and £12,000 when it goes up for auction on 22 September.

The penny bears the head of King David I, who ruled Scotland from 1124 to 1153.

It is thought to have been struck some time after the Scots invaded England in 1136 to intervene in a civil war over the English throne.

Read more  :  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-37285349
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