Rare Coins Worth £500,000 Stolen
The collection featured coins dating back 900 years, one coin was struck in Aberdeen 900 years ago during the reign of Robert the Bruce. Most of the coins are thought to have been minted in Scotland between 1136 and the reign of Alexander III in the late 13th Century.
Other specimens were created under David II in the 14th century, and James I and James II in the 1400s.
Scotland's most important collection of antique coins has been stolen, police have revealed.
The unique collection, which has been valued at more than £500,000, features pieces dating back to 1136, when the very first Scottish coins were minted.
A total of more than 1,000 coins were stolen from the home of Lord and Lady Stewartby in Broughton, near Peebles.
A "substantial reward" has been offered to anyone who can help recover the collection.
The raid happened more than a month ago, but police have only just released details of the theft for operational reasons.
Coin dealers have also been asked to look out for the stolen collection.
Lord Stewartby has been collecting coins since he was a child, and is recognised as being a leading authority on the subject.