SWYOR-7CE550: Medieval scottish coin; penny of Alexander III

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Unique ID: SWYOR-7CE550

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A medieval silver hammered coin; a Scottish penny of Alexander III, first coinage (1250-80AD). The obverse appears to be a type two. The moneyer is Wilam, and it was probably minted in Roxburgh. The coin measures 17.6mm diameter x 0.9mm, weighing 1.43g. See the Standard Catalogue of British coins volume two: coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands, number 5042.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.43 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th October 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Mr Stuart Ward

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: Filleted bust right with vertical sceptre.
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER REX
Reverse description: Voided long cross with stars in angles.
Reverse inscription: WIL/AM/ON/…O…
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
Parish or ward: Blyth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6286
Four figure Latitude: 53.36724
Four figure longitude: -1.069703
1:25K map: SK6286
1:10K map: SK68NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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