LANCUM-B09BB2: Medieval coin: Scottish halfpenny of Robert the Bruce

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-B09BB2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval Scottish silver halfpenny of Robert I (Robert the Bruce; 1306-1329) dating from c. AD1318-mid20s. Ref: Spink S5077.

Obv: Crowned bust left with sceptre in front / ROBERTVS : D ( ) * GRA *

Rev: Long cross pattee with a five pointed mullet in two opposite quarters / + SCO TOR VMR EX.

Note: Scottish halfpenny of Robert the Bruce, class I with the sceptre head under the R and two mullets with five points in the TOR and EX+ quarters.There are colon stops on both sides of the initial cross and between the words. The hair is made of two thick and one thin strand curving inwards. +:ROB[ERT]VS:DEI:GRA: is the ob legend and SCO/[TOR/V]MR/EX+ is the rev legend. After the deposition of John Balliol in 1296 and the recovery of Berwick in 1318 there were no Scottish coins produced and during the mid to late 1320s coin production in Scotland virtually ceased (as was the case in England) due to the lack of silver. This coin therefore will date from after 1318 to the mid 1320s.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1318
Date to: Circa AD 1325

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd March 2009

Rally details.

This object was found at Brampton and Longtown Rotary Club Rally 2009

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Robert I of Scotland
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with sceptre to left
Obverse inscription: +:ROB[ERT]VS:DEI:GRA:
Reverse description: Two mullets with five points in the TOR and EX+ quarters
Reverse inscription: SCO/[TOR/V]MR/EX+
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
Parish or ward: Hayton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY4957
Four figure Latitude: 54.90510085
Four figure longitude: -2.7969046
1:25K map: NY4957
1:10K map: NY45NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
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Updated: 5 years ago

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