DENO-ED0CD6: Medieval coin: penny of Alexander III

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Unique ID: DENO-ED0CD6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval hammered silver Scottish penny of Alexander III (AD 1249 - 1286), first coinage (long cross and stars), Type VI (Spink S5046) dating from 1250-1280. Moneyer Nicol. Mint: Edinburgh. Ref: Spink 2015, pg 17. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1280

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th October 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E9228

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: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long cross and stars first coinage with voided cross (S 5042 - 5048)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right with sceptre.
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER REX
Reverse description: Long voided cross and stars of six-points
Reverse inscription: NIC/OL/ONE/IN
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Perlethorpe cum Budby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6371
Four figure Latitude: 53.23230929
Four figure longitude: -1.05764821
1:25K map: SK6371
1:10K map: SK67SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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 17 5046

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Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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