Unique ID: LANCUM-CD68D5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Medieval silver hammered cut halfpenny, probably of Alexander II dating from c. AD1235-1249; Coinage in his own name; Spink 5036.


Moneyer: Peris.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1235
Date to: Circa AD 1249

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.66 g
Diameter: 17 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 9th February 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Dot Boughton - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mrs Dot Boughton - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [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 II of Scotland [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: Scottish coins circa 1136 - 1540 [ scope notes | View all attributed records]
Type: Scottish: Alexander II , Short Cross and stars coinage Phase D (S 5035 - 5038) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [...]E[...]AN[...]
Reverse description: Voided short-cross with stars in angles
Reverse inscription: PIERES[...]

A resized image of Medieval silver cut halfpenny probably of Alexander II

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Spatial metadata

Region: North West
County: Lancashire
District: Lancaster
To be known as: Carnforth

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Friday 26th March 2010
Updated: Thursday 22nd April 2010

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