HAMP-DEA867: Medieval coin: Penny of Alexander III

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-DEA867

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A worn and incomplete late 13th-century silver medieval penny of Alexander III of Scotland, uncertain mint (c. 1280 - 1286 AD). The coin has been bent and had fractured towards the circumference. The circumferential loss is up to the internal beaded border.

Notes:

This record was made at a rally and may thus fall below our usual standards of recording.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1280
Date to: AD 1286

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.6 mm
Width: 17.7 mm
Thickness: 0.65 mm
Weight: 1.13 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 21st April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with sceptre
Obverse inscription: ALEXA[ND]ER DEI...
Reverse description: Long cross patty dividing the field into quarters: mullet in each quarter
Reverse inscription: REX/SCO/TOR/V[M]
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Crawley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4333
Four figure Latitude: 51.094703
Four figure longitude: -1.387341
1:25K map: SU4333
1:10K map: SU43SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers rally
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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