SWYOR-106B14: Medieval continental imitation coin; penny of Robert, Count of Flanders

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Unique ID: SWYOR-106B14

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A complete silver Medieval coin; a continental sterling imitation penny of Robert of Bethune (AD 1305-1322) dating from about AD 1305-1322. Long cross reverse. Mint of Alost, Flanders. Diameter = 17.25mm, Thickness = 0.89mm and Weight = 1.17g. According to Withers (unpublished) this is Mayhew number 211 - 219.

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Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1305
Date to: Circa AD 1322

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.89 mm
Weight: 1.17 g
Diameter: 17.25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 13th August 2020 - Thursday 13th August 2020

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Robert III, Count of Flanders
Mint or issue place: Aalst
Type: Edwardian imitation: M 209 - 219
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust
Obverse inscription: R x (COMES) x FLA(NDR)IE
Reverse description: Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: MONETA ALOTEN [lombardic Ns]
Initial mark: cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Ripley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2961
Four figure Latitude: 54.04416057
Four figure longitude: -1.55862096
1:25K map: SE2961
1:10K map: SE26SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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