WMID-26F814: Medieval coin: Penny of Alexander III of Scotland.

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Unique ID: WMID-26F814

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A complete silver penny of Alexander III of Scotland (AD 1249 to AD 1286), dating to the period c. 1250 to c. 1280, as part of the first coinage, long cross and stars. Minted in Roxburgh. Moneyer uncertain. C.f. Spink, p 9, no 5048.

Diameter: 18.1 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.2 g

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: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th March 2022 - Sunday 27th March 2022

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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: Roxburgh
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long cross and stars first coinage with voided cross (S 5042 - 5048)
Obverse description: Crowned head facing left, sceptre infront of face.
Obverse inscription: [ ]ANDER RE[ ]
Reverse description: Voided long cross with stars in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [ ]OH RO[ ]
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Newcastle-under-Lyme (District)
Parish or ward: Audley Rural (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7749
Four figure Latitude: 53.03777565
Four figure longitude: -2.34445928
1:25K map: SJ7749
1:10K map: SJ74NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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