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Coin - Groat, David II, Scotland, 1357-1367 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1710

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Edinburgh mint
David II (1329-1371)

David II introduced this denomination to Scotland following the model of Edward III of England. The groat was a 4 pence coin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.339 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: circa 1360 AD
Denomination: Groat
Obverse Description: At centre within beaded circle and a broken tressure of six arches, crowned head of the King facing left with sceptre at left; around, + DAVID DEI GRA REX SCOTORVM
Reverse Description: Long cross with five pointed mullet voided with cinquefoils in each angle; around in two concentric circles, inner, VILLA EDINBVRGh; outer DNS PTECTOR MS Z LIBATOR MS (translation, God is my protectopr and my redeemer)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King David II, Scotland, Great Britain, 1357-1367
Mint: Edinburgh (Mint), Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain, 1357-1367
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2003, Spink 5091 Pages

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