DEV-8DD069: Medieval coin: penny of Robert the Bruce

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Unique ID: DEV-8DD069

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval Scottish silver penny of Robert I (AD 1306-1329), type III (Spink S5076) dating from AD c.1319-29. colon stop after initial cross and triple colon stop between ROBERTVS and DEI and probable triple colon stop after GRA. Ref: Spink 2015, pg 22. 

Measurements: 17.2mm diameter, 0.5mm thickness, weight 0.96g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1319
Date to: Circa AD 1329

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.96 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2020 - Saturday 12th September 2020

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018897

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Robert I of Scotland
Type: Scottish: Robert Bruce (S 5076 - 5078)
Obverse description: Profile bust facing left with sceptre
Obverse inscription: +:ROBERTVS:DEI GRA:
Reverse description: Long cross, one five-pointed hollowed mullet in each quarter
Reverse inscription: SCO/TOR/VM R/EX+
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Newton Poppleford and Harpford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY0988
Four figure Latitude: 50.68451362
Four figure longitude: -3.28948894
1:25K map: SY0988
1:10K map: SY08NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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 22 5076

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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