Silver coin; Denomination: Halfgroat
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.
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
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).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 1360 AD
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.136 g (Weight)
[Book] 2003. Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands., Spink 5109 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.