Coin (reverse), penny, from reign of David I

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Coin (reverse), penny, from reign of David I

This is the reverse of a silver penny minted at Edinburgh between 1136 and 1153, during the reign of David I. The coin was worth one penny Scots.

The reverse has a cross moline with a fleur-de-lys in each angle. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Erebald (the moneyer) at Edinburgh'.

David I was the first Scottish king to issue coins following his capture of Carlisle, which gave him the city's mint and nearby silver mines. His coins were mostly struck at Carlisle, Berwick and Roxburgh, but there was also a mint at Edinburgh.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-475-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C16454
Date: 1136 - 1153
Between 1136 and 1153
Material: Silver; reverse off-centre; some flattening; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Cross DAVID RE cross; crowned bust right with sceptre / Rev. Cross [E] REBAL [D ON] EDE [NE] BVR; cross moline with lis in each angle
Dimensions: 20.00 mm D / Die Axis: 9.0
What: Coin Type: Burns class III; Stewart group IVa
Coin, sterling / penny
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Coats Collection
David I
Erebald (Maker)
Martin Collection
Where: Scotland
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver sterling / penny of David I, minted by Erebald at Edinburgh, 1136 - 1153
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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