SUSS-B73C94: Scottish Medieval coin: Cut farthing of Alexander III

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Unique ID: SUSS-B73C94

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval Scottish silver cut farthing of Alexander III (1249-1286), voided long cross class III-V or VII, mint and moneyer unclear, c.1250-1280 AD.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9 mm
Width: 12.1 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 23rd December 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: Farthing
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: [ALE]XAN[DER REX]
Reverse description: Long voided cross with a star in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [...]/AN/[...]
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: Rother (District)
To be known as: Salehurst

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
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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