SWYOR-183EC0: Medieval coin; Scottish penny of Alexander III

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Unique ID: SWYOR-183EC0

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A medieval silver coin; a penny of Alexander III of Scotland (1249 – 1286), second coinage (1280 – 1286). The coin is in excellent condition. It has a diameter of 19.1mm and is 0.7mm thick. It weighs 1.4g. The four mullets each have 6 points, making it a 24 point coin. For reference see Spink’s coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands number 5055.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

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: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st July 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Large bust with the crown probably formed from a single punch. Bust facing left with a sceptre in front.
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER DEI GRA (N and D are ligated).
Reverse description: Long cross with a six pointed mullet in each angle.
Reverse inscription: REX SCO TOR VM
Initial mark: cross plain
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Collingham (Civil Parish)

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: Monday 19th November 2007
Updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012

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