Reproduction Robert The Bruce Penny
Obverse: Crowned portrait left of Robert The Bruce, sceptre to left. Text around ROBERTVS DG VRT, colon stops.
Reverse: Long cross dividing the coin into four quarters, in each of which is a pierced mullet of five points. Text around REX SCOTORVM.
History: Born in Ayrshire in 1274 and descended from David I, Robert The Bruce at first swore loyality to the English King Edward I. After Edward I deposed John Baliol in 1296 Robert became leader of the opposition in Scotland to English domination. In 1306 he took the Scottish throne, however real victory did not come until 1314 when Robert I of Scotland defeated Edward II of England. Robert I ruler until his death in 1329. Robert did not issue coins until 1320.
Date: Cross pattee mintmark. 1320-29.