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Coin (reverse), halfpenny, from reign of Robert I ('the Bruce')

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Coin (reverse), halfpenny, from reign of Robert I ('the Bruce')
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This is the obverse of a silver halfpenny minted between 1318 and 1329, possibly at Berwick, during the reign of Robert I ('The Bruce'). The coin was worth one halfpenny Scots.

The obverse bears a crowned head with a sceptre. The Latin inscription translates as: 'Robert, by the Grace of God'.

It is thought that no coins were issued in Robert's name until shortly before 1320 - 14 years after he had inherited the throne. The minting of Robert I coins at this time may have been linked to the recovering of Berwick by the Scots from the English.

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