COIN

Unique ID: IOW-F7DD36

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver penny of Alexander III of Scotland (1249-1286 AD). Second Coinage (c. 1280-c. 1292 AD).
Obverse: ALEXANDER DEI GRA; Crowned bust with sceptre left
Reverse: REX/SCO/TOR/VM+; Long cross dividing the inscription with a mullet of six points in each quadrant
The coin has been pierced through the O of TOR on the reverse.

Evidence of reuse: The coin has been pierced through the O of TOR on the reverse

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1280
Date to: Circa AD 1292

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 20.2 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th November 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-2-422

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 III of Scotland [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: Scottish coins circa 1136 - 1540 [ scope notes | View all attributed records]
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long Cross and Stars Second Coinage solid cross (S 5049 - 5059) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Crowned bust with sceptre left
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER DEI GRA
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with a mullet of six points in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: REX/SCO/TOR/VM+
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine [ scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Isle Of Wight
District: Isle Of Wight
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Wednesday 7th December 2011
Updated: Wednesday 7th December 2011

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