NARC-99FED1: Medieval Scottish coin: silver penny of Alexander III

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-99FED1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval coin: a hammered silver penny of Alexander III of Scotland (AD 1249-1286). This coin is from Alexander's second issue (AD 1280-1286). Obv: Crowned head left, with sceptre / ALEXANDER DEI GRA Rev: Long unvoided cross, with one star of 6 points in each quarter / REX SCOTORUM Lettering: Straight-sided, open C and E, thick-waisted S, unbarred A . Spink Coins of Scot, Ire, the Isles 2003: 5053. Class Ma.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Steven Ashby
Identified by: Dr Steven Ashby

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Crowned head left, with sceptre
Obverse inscription: [ALEX]ANDER DEI GRA
Reverse description: Long unvoided cross dividing legend, with one star of 6 points in each quarter
Reverse inscription: REX/SCO/TOR/[VM]
Initial mark: Cross potent
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Tansor (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0591
Four figure Latitude: 52.506794
Four figure longitude: -0.454411
1:25K map: TL0591
1:10K map: TL09SE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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