LVPL-035962: Medieval coin: Scottish voided long cross cut farthing of Alexander III

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Unique ID: LVPL-035962

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver medieval Scottish voided long cross cut farthing of Alexander III (AD 1249-1286) first coinage, probably type IIIb (Spink S5043) dating to 1250-1280. Moneyer: unknown. Mint: Aberdeen or Kinghorn. Star of six points on reverse with pellet stop between OH and A or K. Ref: Spink 2015, pg 17. 

Obverse: Crowned bust left, holding sceptre. Legend: [ALEXAnDER R]EX
Reverse: Voided long cross with six pointed star in each quadrant. Legend: [...]OH.A (or K)/[...]

Notes:

Finder ref: February 2020 no. 51

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1280

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8.75 mm
Weight: 0.34 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st February 2020

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long cross and stars first coinage with voided cross (S 5042 - 5048)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, holding sceptre.
Obverse inscription: [ALEXAnDER R]EX
Reverse description: Voided long cross with six pointed star in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [...]/ON.A (or K)/[...]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
To be known as: Sporle with Palgrave

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2015 Coins of Scotland, Ireland, the Islands and Anglo-Gallic Coins London Spink and Son Ltd 17 5043

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