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Unique ID: WAW-DEAD89

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn Medieval Scottish silver penny of Alexander III (AD 1249-1286) second coinage, Class D2 (Spink S5057) dating to 1280-92. Two stars of seven points in first and third quarters and two mullets of six points in second and forth quarters, giving a total of 26 points on the reverse. Ref: Spink 2015, 19. 


Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with sceptre in front of face.

Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER DEI G[RA].

Reverse description: Long cross with two stars of seven points in first and third quarters and two mullets of six points in second and forth quarters, giving a total of 26 points.

Reverse inscription: REX/SCO/TOR/VM+

Diameter: 19.34mm. Thickness: 0.81mm. Die axis: 10.

Notes:

"Scottish coins of the Period 1280-1358 did not list the mint signature on the reverse (except for a few St Andrews issues of John Balliol). The current held suggestion is that the number of points on the reverse indicates the mint. In this case the 24 point could be identified with Berwick."
Savage, C (2022) HAMP-E6DEBB: A MEDIEVAL COIN Web page available at: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/1051019 [Accessed: 25 Mar 2022 16:12:45].

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.81 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 19.34 mm

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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: Crowned bust facing left with sceptre in front of face.
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER DEI G[RA].
Reverse description: Long cross with two stars of seven points in first and third quarters and two mullets of six points in second and forth quarters, giving a total of 26 points.
Reverse inscription: REX/SCO/TOR/VM+.
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Abberton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9953
Four figure Latitude: 52.17525658
Four figure longitude: -2.0160403
1:25K map: SO9953
1:10K map: SO95SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
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 19 5057

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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