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NARC-39276A: NARC-39276A : Penny : Alexander III

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-39276A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Scottish silver penny of Alexander III (AD 1249-1286). Second coinage, class Mc (Spink 5055) dating to 1280-92 AD. a mullet of six points in three quadrants, and one of five in the forth quarter (23 points). Ref: Spink 2015, pg 19. 


Diameter: 19.53mm, Thickness: 0.72mm, Weight: 1.2g.


 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1280
Date to: Circa AD 1292

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.72 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 19.53 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 15th January 2021

Personal details

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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 Second Coinage solid cross (S 5049 - 5059)
Obverse description: Bust right with sceptre before face
Obverse inscription: [A]LEXANDE[R D]EI G[RA]
Reverse description: Long cross, a mullet of six points in three quadrants, and five in the fourth quarter (23 points)
Reverse inscription: REX/S[CO]/TOR/VM+
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Dodford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6160
Four figure Latitude: 52.23482365
Four figure longitude: -1.10819716
1:25K map: SP6160
1:10K map: SP66SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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 19 5055

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Audit data

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

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