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A silver Medieval Scottish penny of Alexander III (1249-86 AD), second coinage, dating from AD 1280 - 1292. The reverse has mullets of six points in all quarters, giving a total of 24 points. Probably Berwick mint. Cf. Spink (2015) 5050.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8 mm
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 19 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: Berwick
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long Cross and Stars Second Coinage solid cross (S 5049 - 5059)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: +ALEXANDER DEI GRA
Reverse description: Long cross pattee with a six pointed mullet in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: REX SCOTORVM+
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Romsey Extra (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3319
Four figure Latitude: 50.9694777
Four figure longitude: -1.53140493
1:25K map: SU3319
1:10K map: SU31NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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

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