Coin - Groat, James III, Scotland, 1484-1488 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1739

Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Edinburgh mint
James III (1460 - 1488)

The groat was a 1 shilling and 2 pence coin for this issue.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.667 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - Scotland
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: hammered
DateEra: 1484-1488 AD
Denomination: Groat
Obverse Description: Within a beaded circle, crowned bust of the King facing three-quarters to left, annulet in circle behind head; around, IACOBVS DEI GRACIA REX SCOT
Reverse Description: Long cross pattee with crown and three pellets with annulet in alternate angles; around in two concentric circles, inner, + VILLA EDINBVG; outer, + DNS PROTECTOR ME ET ORV (translation, God is my defender and (ORV?) )
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King James III, Scotland, Great Britain, 1484-1488

This piece was once attributed to James IV
Mint: Edinburgh (Mint), Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain, 1484-1488
  1. [Book], Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2003, Spink 5289 Pages


Nanni Posted on 20 Nov 2014 5:49 PM
The obverse of the coin is shown upside down.

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