The site will be unavailable between approximately 8am and 8.30am on the 14th of July, 2022 for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The British Museum


Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).



Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Medieval Scottish penny of Alexander III (1249-86 AD), first coinage (voided long cross and stars), class IIIb (Spink S5043) dating to 1250-1280 AD. Moneyer: ION COKIN (or CORIN), Mint: Perth. Ref: Spink 2015, pg 17. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.27 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
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 head left; holding sceptre.
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER REX
Reverse description: Voided long cross with stars to quarters.
Reverse inscription: ION/CO/K[IN]/ON[P]
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Buriton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7421
Four figure Latitude: 50.9836593
Four figure longitude: -0.94717473
1:25K map: SU7421
1:10K map: SU72SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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

Similar objects

Find number: BH-BBFC6F
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A Medieval Scottish silver penny of Alexander III (1249-1286 AD), First coinage (voided long cross and stars) class IIIb (Spink S5043), datin…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: LVPL-460F57
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A silver medieval Scottish cut halfpenny of Alexander III (1249-1286), first coinage (voided long cross and stars). Probably Type IIIb (Spink…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: SWYOR-1D4DEC
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A Medieval silver Scottish penny of Alexander III (AD 1249 - 1286), first coinage (voided long cross and stars) Type IIa (Spink S5042) dating…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.