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Coin - Groat, Robert III, Scotland, 1390-1403 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1726

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Edinburgh mint
Robert III (1390-1406)

Although the groat was rated at 4 pence in 1357, its rate in Scottish pence increased in steps over time from 6 pence to 18 pence. Heavy coinage issue.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.655 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: 1390-1403 AD
Denomination: Groat
Obverse Description: At centre within beaded circle and broken tressure of arches, crowned head of the King facing; around, + ROBERTVS DEI GRA REX SCOTORVM
Reverse Description: Long cross with three pellets in each angle; around in two concentric circles, inner, VILLA DE[INBVRGh]; outer, DNS PTECTOR MS Z LIBATOR MS (translation, God is my protector and my redeemer)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Robert III, Scotland, Great Britain, 1390-1403
Mint: Edinburgh (Mint), Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain, 1390-1403
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2003, Spink 5164 ? Pages

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