NLM-C45486: Medieval coin: Scots penny of Alexander III

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-C45486

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver hammered Scottish penny of Alexander III (1249-1286), second coinage, class Ma (Spink S5053) dating to 1280-92. A six-pointed mullet in each quarter on the reverse giving 24 points in total. Ref: Spink 2015, pg 19. 

Obverse description: Bust left, sceptre before face. Initial plain cross.

Obverse inscription: +A[L]EXANDERDEIG[...]

Reverse description; single long cross, mullet of six points in each quarter

Reverse inscription: R[--]X/SC[O]/TOR/VM+

Diameter: 19.1mm, Weight: 1.11gms, die axis: 6

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
Weight: 1.11 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2022

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM49827

Materials and construction

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

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 left, sceptre before face
Obverse inscription: +A[L]EXANDERDEIG[...]
Reverse description: Long cross, mullet of six points in each quarter
Reverse inscription: R[--]X/SC[O]/TOR/VM+
Initial mark: plain cross.
Die axis measurement: 6 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 Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Winterton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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 5053

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Audit data

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

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