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Unique ID: LVPL-DBB81E
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A type 1 penny of Robert the Bruce, probably minted in the early 1320s after the capture of Berwick in 1318, when Scotland became stable enough to start producing its own coinage.
Obverse:- Profile image of Robert facing left with fleur-de-lis topped sceptre. Legend '+ROBERTVS: DEI: GRA'
Reverse:- A long cross with a five pointed, hollow centred star in each crutch. Legend around 'SCOTORUM REX +'
This object is not recorded from life, but by correspondence and photographs provided by the purchaser and finder.
This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.65 mm
Weight: 1.35 g
Diameter: 1.85 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - Wednesday 22nd May 2019
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Ruler/issuer: Robert I of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Obverse description: Profile image of Robert facing left with fleur-de-lis topped sceptre
Obverse inscription: +ROBERTVS: DEI: GRA
Reverse description: A long cross with a five pointed, hollow centred star in each crutch
Reverse inscription: SCOTORUM REX +
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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