Coin (Obverse), demy, from reign of Robert III

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Coin (Obverse), demy, from reign of Robert III

This is the obverse of a gold demy minted at Edinburgh between 1390 and 1406 during the reign of Robert III. The coin was worth two shillings and six pence Scots.

The obverse bears a shield of arms. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Robert, by the Grace of God, King of Scots'.

The reign of Robert III saw the introduction of gold lions and half-lions. These coins bear no mint names but like all succeeding gold coinages are thought to have been struck only in Edinburgh. Robert III also had mints at Aberdeen, Perth and Dumbarton.

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Online ID: 000-100-084-202-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1911.506.1085
Date: 1390 - 1406
Between 1390 and 1406
Material: Gold; very slight wear. Inscription: Obv.: Cross ROBERTVS : DEI : G : REX : SCOTO :; stop after G is 3 pellets arranged vertically; all others are lis over crescent; shield of arms. Rev.: X / PC : R / EGnAT : / XPC : / VInCT :; first stop is double pelle
Dimensions: Diam. 20.50 x 20.00 mm; weight 1.91 g; die axis 11.5
What: Coin Type: Heavy coinage, first issue; cf Burns fig. 352
Coin, demy
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Pollexfen collection (1900 sale, lot 241)
Robert III (King)
Where: Scotland
Scotland, Edinburgh
Description: Gold demy of Robert III, Scotland, minted in Edinburgh, 1390-1406
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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