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Coin - Halfgroat, David II, Scotland, 1357-1367 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1711

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

David II introduced this denomination to Scotland following the model of Edward III of England. The halfgroat was a 2 pence coin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.136 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - Scotland
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: hammered
DateEra: circa 1360 AD
Denomination: Halfgroat
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 in each angle; around in two concentric circles, inner, VILLA EDINBVRGh; outer DNS PROSECTOR (sic) MEVS (translation, God is my protector).
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King David II, Scotland, Great Britain
Mint: Edinburgh (Mint)
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2003, Spink 5109 Pages

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