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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Bagcheke, -k, n. [f. Bag n., Cheke n.] The Henry VIII groat, so called from the appearance of the King's face on the coin. 1545 Reg. Privy C. I. 10.
Also referred to as ‘ the new Inglis grote … callit the grote with the braid face’
1547 Reg. Privy C. I. 68.
Uthair cunye … gettis passage amangis our Soverane Ladyis liegis, sik as the grote callit the bagcheik
The grote callit the bagcheik, quhilk now hes passage in this realme for xvj d
The said bagcheik grote
1548 Treas. Acc. IX. 154.
To Bissat, officiar, to pas to Hadingtoun to discharge the taking of bagcheik grottis

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