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Scottish Coins, a history of small change

HOLMES N   Scottish Coins, a history of small change
A history of small change in Scotland. 1998 This is the intriguing story of how ordinary money was used by ordinary people in Scotland. Placks, bawbees, hardheads and bodles ... this absorbing history covers not only coin development and production but also gives an account of how such monies were used, abused, spent, discarded and counterfeited by the Scottish population.


Scottish Coins

Donald B   Scottish Coins
32 pp, 112 ills. The thistle on the modern British five pence piece is a reminder of what was once a separate Scottish coinage. For over two hundred years only silver pennies were minted but from the fourteenth century a succession of new types and values appeared, including gold nobles, unicorns, ducats, unites, silver ryals, merks and dollars. The Scottish coinage was one of endless change and variety and was only brought to an end following the Act of Union in 1707. Born in Belfast, Donald Bateson took charge of the Numismatics section in the Ulster Museum and in 1978 moved to Glasgow to become Curator of the Hunter coin cabinet at Glasgow University.


Silver medals from Scottish and Irish schools before 1872

Grimshaw M E   Silver medals from Scottish and Irish schools before 1872
This present study follows two previous ones, of silver school medals of the British Isles up to 1850, and of pre-Victorian silver school medals awarded to girls in Great Britain. It is however more detailed than these in that it endeavours to show how the existing medals can be used to illuminate the histories of the schools that issued them and the parts they played in the development of the educational system of Scotland and Ireland. The terminal date, 1872, is that of the scottish Education Act. Surprisingly, an Irish national system of elementary education had been established many years eariler. Yet there can be no doubt that the educational opportunities for scottish children, and particularly those of middle classes, throughout the period of our study were greatly superior, as the following account of the medals can testify. It will be seen that, for both Scotland and Ireland, use is made of the very detailed information that is given in the deservedly well-known series of important parliamentary educational reports. Cambridge, [England] : Grimshaw, c1989. Extent: 56 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Subject Info: School medals Ireland. School medals Scotland. Year: 1989.


Coins of Scotland & Ireland

SPINK   Coins of Scotland & Ireland
Good news for collectors of Scottish and Irish, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. The updated version of the old 1984 edition of the Scotland, Ireland and the Islands Standard Catalogue has been published. All aspects of this catalogue have been revised and every price has been reviewed, with many new discoveries and varieties added. Hardbound, 219 pages.


Coincraft's Standard Catalogue

LOBEL R   Coincraft's Standard Catalogue
Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of the coins of Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands & Isle of Man. 1999. 440 pages, illustrated throughout, valuations in four grades of preservation. Laminated boards.


Coinage in Scotland

BATESON J D   Coinage in Scotland
London, 1997. 176 pages, 252 black and white coin illustrations. Casebound. Scotland's turbulent and colourful history is clearly reflected in its coinage. Over the centuries Roman legions, Viking raiders and settlers, medieval merchants and returning mercenaries all brought coins with them. Added to these there is the coinage of gold, silver, billon and copper struck under Scotland's monarchs until union with England brought the minting of a separate coinage to an end in 1707. All of these are featured in the most up-to-date survey of coinage in Scotland.


Scottish Coins in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

BATESON J D & MAYHEW N J   Scottish Coins in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
Sylloge of coins of the British Isles (SCBI). Volume 35, Scottish Coins in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. 1987, 290 pages, 116 plates. Cloth, gilt. There is a total of 1,838 coins listed of which 1,168 belong to the Ashmolean collections and the remaining 670 to the Hunterian cabinet. The coins from the two groups are intergrated in this sylloge but with an indication of ownership. The basic arrangement in the catalogue is by reign and then by metal in the order gold, silver, billon, and copper. The coins are then listed according to coinage followed by mint, denomination, and class. Each entry has its own sylloge number accompanied by and A or H to denote an Ashmolean or Hunterian source. This is followed by its weight in grains and grammes, the die axis by degree, a note on chipping, piercing etc. if present and after 1539 the date when included. A full reading of the legends is given for all coins up to the introduction of the long-cross penny in 1250 and a reverse reading only for the long-cross coins up to 1280.


The Dundee Collection of Scottish Coins

SPINK   The Dundee Collection of Scottish Coins
Sold by public auction on 19 February 1976 by Spink &Son and Bowers & Ruddy Galleries. 132 pages, illustrated throughout. Card covers.The Dundee collection was started shortly before the time of the first sale of Scottish coins belonging to the late R.C. Lockett in 1957, it covers the whole range of Scottish coins in all metals, but is particularly rich in the period covered by the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots. This collection is the most comprehensive to come on the market since the Lockett sales and many of the coins were acquired at or shortly after the Lockett sales, others came from well-known cabinets such as the Marquis of Bute, the Bridgewater House, and the H. Hird collections.


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