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Coins from Glasgow Mint

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Coins from Glasgow Mint

A selection of medieval coins, attributed to Glasgow mint. They are probably from the reign of King Alexander III (1241-1286), who reigned from 1249 until his death.

It was quite common for the larger burghs to have a mint house in medieval times. It would not necessarily have been a permanent establishment, as coins were normally struck by moneyers who accompanied the king on his travels in Scotland. Coins also survived from the reign of King Robert III (1337-1406), bearing the inscription Villa de Glasgov.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 941.435 REN

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

coins, mints, money, moneyers

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