Scotland - Sold

Unlike England Scotland did not have a native coinage until the 12th Century. This did not mean that coinage was unknown in Scotland during this period. Celtic coins have been discovered north of the border and many hoards and individual Roman coins have also been found in the areas which were under Roman occupation during the 1st and 2nd Centuries. There have also been finds of Northumbrian stycas as well as Viking coins dating from the 9th and 10th Centuries, particularly in the Western Isles which would been on the trading routes to Ireland. Some of the Viking coinage would have been plundered from England as well as other parts of Europe that they had visited or traded with.
Following the Norman conquest some of the old Anglo Saxon aristocracy found refuge in Scotland and would of brought with them techniques of their previous administrations. This prepared the way and when issued the early Scottish coinage closely followed the English coinage of the time. Although there were in time a number of differences introduced it was not until the 14th and 15th Centuries that a distinct Scottish coinage immerged.

Medieval Scottish coins previously sold.

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