NARC-82F97D: NARC-82F97D : Cut Halfpenny : Alexander III

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-82F97D

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A complete silver cut Halfpenny of Alexander III of Scotland (AD 1249-1286). First coinage. Type IV. Voided long cross reverse with six pointed star in each quadrant. Minted by Walter in Glasgow. AD 1250-1280.

Length: 17.59mm, Width: 10.02mm, Thickness: 0.85mm, Weight: 0.7g

Spink, P 16, No 5044.

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 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1280

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.59 mm
Width: 10.02 mm
Thickness: 0.85 mm
Weight: 0.7 g

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Glasgow City
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long cross and stars first coinage with voided cross (S 5042 - 5048)
Obverse description: Crowned head left with sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: [ALEXAN]DER REX
Reverse description: Voided long cross with a six pointed star in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [WA/LTE]/RO/HG
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Tyringham and Filgrave (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8547
Four figure Latitude: 52.11479869
Four figure longitude: -0.76009504
1:25K map: SP8547
1:10K map: SP84NE
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 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd 16 5044

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Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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