NCL-2B49A1: Medieval Coin: Cut Halfpenny, probably Alexander III

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Unique ID: NCL-2B49A1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval Scottish cut halfpenny, probably of Alexander III. The coin is similar to class 6 of the first coinage, but the position of the 'A' on the obverse inscription does not fit with this identification.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1249
Date to: AD 1286

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.88 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 8.53 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th June 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs. Beth McNestrie
Identified by: Mrs. Beth McNestrie
Secondary identifier: Dr Robert Collins

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
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Bust left with sceptre.
Obverse inscription: ...A...
Reverse description: Voided cross with a six-pointed star in each quadrant.
Reverse inscription: ...ER...
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Northallerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3694
Four figure Latitude: 54.34029
Four figure longitude: -1.447789
1:25K map: SE3694
1:10K map: SE39SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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