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Unique ID: LANCUM-1A3A72
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
A Scottish groat of James V dating from c. AD1526-39. Type III with trefoil stops; minted at Edinburgh. No subdivision possible.
Obv: IACOBVS [5 DEI GRA REX SCOT]ORV
Rev: OPPI/DV[ E/DINB/VRGI].
NOTE: This find is of importance because these coins are not normally found in English contexts. At that time the groat was worth 1s 6d Scots and had a silver content of 0.833g compared to the English groat which was 0.925g (Carl Savage, PhD student University of York/National Museum Scotland).
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.67 g
Diameter: 25 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2018
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Ruler/issuer: James V of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: groat of James V (S 5376 - 5379)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS [5 DEI GRA REX SCOT]ORV
Reverse description: Square shield
Reverse inscription: OPPI/DV[ E/DINB/VRGI]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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