Coin (Reverse), half-penny, from reign of Robert II

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Coin (Reverse), half-penny, from reign of Robert II

This is the reverse of a silver halfpenny minted at Edinburgh between 1371 and 1390 during the reign of Robert II.

The reverse has a single long cross with a five-pointed mullet in each angle. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Town of Edinburgh'.

The first Stewart king, Robert was the grandson of Robert Bruce and nephew of David II. His coins are similar in weight standard and general appearance to the latest issues of David II. His mints were at Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-492-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C1809
Date: 1371 - 1390
Between 1371 and 1390
Material: Silver; uneven striking; slight to moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. [Cross] ROBERTVSRE [X]; crowned head to left with sceptre / Rev. VIL / [?] I / DIn / BVG; single long cross with a five-pointed mullet in each angle
Dimensions: 13.50 mm D / Die Axis: 9.0
What: Coin, halfpenny
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Pollexfen Collection? (note in NMAS copy of Richardson)
Robert II
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Robert II silver halfpenny, Edinburgh, 1371 - 1390
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Richardson (1901), Add 122 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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