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LVPL-455122: Medieval coin: penny of Alexander III

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-455122

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Scottish silver penny of Alexander III (AD 1249-1286). Second coinage, Class B2, hair punch C (Spink S5052) dating to c.1280 - 92 AD. A mullet of six points in each quarter giving a total of 24 points. Ref: Spink 2015, pg 18.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.39 g
Diameter: 19.01 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th February 2022

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
Mint or issue place: Unknown
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: +ALEXANDER DEI GRA
Reverse description: Long cross, a mullet of six points in each angle
Reverse inscription: REX/SCO/TOR/VM+
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Mansfield (District)
Parish or ward: Warsop (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5768
Four figure Latitude: 53.20602225
Four figure longitude: -1.14805847
1:25K map: SK5768
1:10K map: SK56NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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 19 5052

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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