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Unique ID: HESH-79BFC7
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
A silver medieval Scottish penny of David II (1329-71) first coinage second issue, small letter issue, sixth bust (Spink S5088) dating to c.1351-57/8. Mint: uncertain. Six pointed mullet in each quarter on the reverse. Ref: Spink 2015, pg 24.
This issue of David II was subject of a proclaimation by Edward III in 1356 banning them from circulation in England due to their poorer weight and fineness in comparison with the English issues. The mint sigunature is not listed on these coins but general assumption is that the mint is Edinburgh, which became Scotlands principle mint after the final loss of Berwick to England in 1333. This find has been recorded from images and notes taken by Metal Detecting Holidays: https://www.metaldetectingholidays.com/
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 16 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th April 2019
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Ruler/issuer: David II of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Type: Scottish: David II, first coinage (S 5087 - 5088)
Obverse description: Crowned head with sceptre facing left.
Obverse inscription: [+D]AV[ID D]EI [GRACIA]
Reverse description: Long cross divides the field and inscription; within each quarter a six pointed mullet
Reverse inscription: [REX/SCO]/TTO/[RVm]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Spink and Son Ltd||2015||Coins of Scotland, Ireland, the Islands and Anglo-Gallic Coins||London||Spink and Son Ltd||24||5088|