SWYOR-3A0794: Medieval coin; cut farthing of William I or Alexander II of Scotland

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-3A0794

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A medieval silver coin; a cut farthing of William I or Alexander II of Scotland minted in 1195 – 1235 (Short Cross and stars coinage phase A, B or C). The coin is 13.4mm long, 9mm wide and 0.9mm thick. It weighs 0.24g. For reference see “Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands” by Spink / Seaby, numbers 5027 – 5034.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1195
Date to: Circa AD 1235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.4 mm
Width: 9 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 17th April 2008

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: Farthing
Ruler/issuer: William I of Scotland
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: [WILLE]MV[S REX]
Reverse description: Short cross with a six pointed star in the angle.
Reverse inscription: […] ON […] [N is retrograde.]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Sherburn in Elmet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4932
Four figure Latitude: 53.782029
Four figure longitude: -1.25785
1:25K map: SE4932
1:10K map: SE43SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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