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Coin (obverse), farthing, from reign of David II

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Coin (obverse), farthing, from reign of David II
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This is the obverse of a silver farthing minted between 1329 and 1333, possibly at Berwick, during the reign of David II. The coin was worth a quarter of a penny Scots.

The obverse bears a crowned head with a sceptre. The Latin inscription translates as: 'David, by the Grace of God'.

David II was the son of Robert I, 'The Bruce'. His reign saw two major coinage innovations: Scotland's first gold coin - the noble - and the introduction of silver groats and half-groats.

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