Printed Auction 38 Lot 277

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Printed Auction 38 Lot 277

SCOTLAND. Kinrosshire 1 (Rare). Loch Leven. Æ penny. 27.07 gm. 35 mm. A ruined castle on an island; * LOCH LEVEN PENNY 1797 * Q. MARY IMPRISONED IN THE ISLE AND CASTLE. A.D. 1567 around, P. K. FECIT. in small letters below / A woman treading laundry in a tub; * ANTIENT SCOTTISH WASHING * HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE around. Choice Uncirculated; rich brown tone with traces of red; slight edge roughness, a flan irregularity, at 2' on reverse.

The Dr. Harry Salyards Collection. Ex Davissons, EAC 1997.

The legend goes that the imprisoned Mary Stuart "Queen of Scots" escaped Loch Leven disguised as a washerwoman.

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