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Coin - Groat, James III, Scotland, circa 1482 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1734

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

The groat was current at 12 pence Scots for this issue
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.052 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: circe 1482 AD
Denomination: Groat
Obverse Description: At centre witin a tressure of arches on right and arc of beads on left, a crowned head of the King facing; around, + IACOBVS DEI GRA REX SCOTORM
Reverse Description: Long cross pattee with mullet of five points and three pellets in alternating angles; around in two concentric circles; inner, VILLA EDENBOVRGE; outer, + DNS PTECTOR MS Z LIBERATVR MES (translation, God is my defender and my redeemer)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King James III, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1482
Mint: Edinburgh (Mint), Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1482
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2003, Spink 5280 Pages

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