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

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

This is the obverse of a silver penny minted between 1351 and 1357, possibly at Edinburgh, during the reign of David II. The coin was worth one 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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Online ID: 000-190-000-465-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C1557
Date: 1351 - 1357
Between 1351 and 1357
Material: Silver; slightly uneven striking; slight wear. Inscription: Obv. Cross DAVID . DEI . G : RACI; crowned head to left with sceptre / Rev. RCX / SCO / TTO / RVM; single long cross with a six-pointed mullet in each angle
Dimensions: 19.00 mm D / Die Axis: 6.5
What: Coin Type: 1st coinage, 2nd issue
Coin, penny
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: David II
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh?
Description: David II silver penny, Edinburgh?, 1351 - 1357
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Richardson (1901), 4 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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