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), 15/3/1976
circa 1360 AD
Type of item
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.