A new privy mark on a Robert II groat prefigured on false coins – by David Rampling

In 1853 Dr Aquilla Smith published a find of fourteen Scottish coins from the County of Fermanagh in Ireland. The lot included two false groats of Robert II displaying a large cross pattée behind the king’s crown, a feature hitherto unrecorded on genuine coins. The purpose of the current note is to record what appears to be a genuine coin having the large cross privy mark.


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