SUSS-F31444: Medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Alexander III of Scotland

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-F31444

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Alexander III of Scotland (1241-1286), long voided cross, probably class III, probably minted at Berwick, 1250-1280 AD.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1250
Date to: AD 1280

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 8.9 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 17.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th August 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

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
Mint or issue place: Berwick
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with sceptre
Obverse inscription: [ALE]XANDE[R REX]
Reverse description: Long voided cross with a star in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [...]/BE/R(W)
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: Alciston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5004
Four figure Latitude: 50.816129
Four figure longitude: 0.127941
1:25K map: TQ5004
1:10K map: TQ50SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Rally find
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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