Summary

Silver coin; Denomination: Penny
Berwick Mint (possible)
John Baloil (1292-1296), first coinage

Berwick is suggested as the Mint because it is believed to have been the main Mint under Alexander III. The loss of this and other important towns in 1296 led to the King's abdication. He was taken prisoner by the English and held for three years after which he returned to his French estates. John Baloil died in France in 1313.

Obverse Description

At centre within line circle crowned head of the King facing left with sceptre at left; around, + IohANNES DEI GRA

Reverse Description

At centre partly within beaded circle long cross with six pointed voided mullet in each angle; around, + REX SCOTORVM

Edge Description

Plain

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