LANCUM-081637: LANCUM-081637: Scottish medieval cut farthing of Alexander III

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Unique ID: LANCUM-081637

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cut silver hammered farthing of Alexander III dating from c. AD1250-1280. Voided long-cross coinage. Mint: Unknown.

possibly Spink 5044, 45 or 48 (head facing left).


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.3 mm
Width: 9.9 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.38 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st October 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Bust facing left with sceptre to left
Obverse inscription: [...] REX
Reverse description: Voided long cross with stars in quarters
Reverse inscription: [...]ON[...]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
To be known as: Ripon

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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