COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-183EC0

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A medieval silver coin; a penny of Alexander III of Scotland (1249 – 1286), second coinage (1280 – 1286). The coin is in excellent condition. It has a diameter of 19.1mm and is 0.7mm thick. It weighs 1.4g. The four mullets each have 6 points, making it a 24 point coin. For reference see Spink’s coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands number 5055.

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1280
Date to: AD 1286

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st July 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: Non English coin 1066 - 1489 [ scope notes | View all attributed records]
Obverse description: Large bust with the crown probably formed from a single punch. Bust facing left with a sceptre in front.
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER DEI GRA (N and D are ligated).
Reverse description: Long cross with a six pointed mullet in each angle.
Reverse inscription: REX SCO TOR VM
Initial mark: cross plain
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine [ scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval coin; Scottish penny of Alexander III

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Nottinghamshire
District: Newark And Sherwood
Parish: Collingham

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Created: Monday 19th November 2007
Updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012

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