DENO-CF3153: Medieval Scottish coin; penny of Alexander III; possibly Berwick mint

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Unique ID: DENO-CF3153

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Medieval Scottish coin; struck silver penny of Alexander III, second coinage, class Ma, dating to c.1280-1286. Mint uncertain but the total of 24 points on the reverse mullets may suggest the Berwick mint. Obv. Crowned profile bust of king left, with sceptre before bust ALEXANDER DEI GRA Rev. Long cross pattee which divides the legend. A six-pointed mullet in each quadrant. REX/SCO/TOR/VM Initial mark plain cross Diameter 19.2mm, thickness 0.7mm, weight 1.28g Ref: Spink ‘Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands’ (pp. 18, no. 5053)

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1280
Date to: AD 1286

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 3rd March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anja Rohde
Identified by: Miss Anja Rohde
Secondary identifier: Mr Geoff Egan

Other reference numbers

Other reference: DERBY E6411

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Berwick
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Crowned profile bust of king left, with sceptre before bust
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER DEI GRA
Reverse description: Long cross pattee which divides the legend. A six-pointed mullet in each quadrant.
Reverse inscription: REX/SCO/TOR/VM
Initial mark: plain cross
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
To be known as: Bathley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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