SWYOR-933622: Medieval coin; Scottish cut half penny of Alexander III

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-933622

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A medieval coin; a cut halfpenny of Alexander III of Scotland, probably class III or VIII minted at Perth (1250 - 1280). The coin is 18.26mm long, 10.8mm wide and 0.95mm thick. It weighs 0.83g. See Spink's Standard Catalogue Volume II; coins of Scotland, Ireland and the islands, number 5043 or 5048.

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.26 mm
Width: 10.8 mm
Thickness: 0.95 mm
Weight: 0.83 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th January 2009

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: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Bust left (with sceptre)
Obverse inscription: […]EXAND[…]
Reverse description: Voided long cross with a six pointed star in each angle.
Reverse inscription: […] / (-IN) / ON P / […] [on ligated]
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

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: Newland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6926
Four figure Latitude: 53.725848
Four figure longitude: -0.955712
1:25K map: SE6926
1:10K map: SE62NE
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: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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