Coin (obverse), farthing, from reign of Robert I ('the Bruce')

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Coin (obverse), farthing, from reign of Robert I ('the Bruce')

This is the obverse of a silver farthing minted between 1318 and 1329, possibly at Berwick, during the reign of Robert I ('The Bruce'). The coin was worth a quarter of a penny 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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Online ID: 000-100-052-000-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C1548
Date: 1318 - 1329
Between 1318 and 1329
Material: Silver; both sides slightly off-centre; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Cross : ROBERTVS : DE : GRA :; crowned head to left with sceptre / Rev. SCO / TOR / VIIR / EX cross; single long cross with a five-pointed mullet in each angle
Dimensions: 11.50 x 11.00 mm D / Die Axis: 2.5
What: Coin, farthing
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Robert I
Where: England, Northumberland, Berwick-upon-Tweed?
Description: Robert I silver farthing, Berwick?, 1318 - 1329
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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