LVPL-2B7EF8: medieval coin: Scottish cut farthing of Alexander III

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-2B7EF8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A silver medieval Scottish voided long cross cut farthing of Alexander III (AD 1249-1286) first coinage, probably type IIIb (Spink S5043) dating to 1250-1280. Moneyer: unknown. Mint: uncertain.
Obverse: Crowned bust left, holding sceptre. Legend: [ALEXAnDER REX]
Reverse: Voided long cross with six pointed star in each quadrant. Legend: [...]

Notes:

Finder ref. 1-22-33

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8.79 mm
Width: 8.52 mm
Weight: 0.28 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2022 - Monday 31st January 2022

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long cross and stars first coinage with voided cross (S 5042 - 5048)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: [ALEXAnDER REX]
Reverse description: Voided long cross with six pointed star in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [...]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Much Wenlock

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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