NARC-539CB6: Medieval coin, a Scottish silver cut halfpenny of Alexander III

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Unique ID: NARC-539CB6

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A silver medieval Scottish cut halfpenny of Alexander III, first coinage 1249-1280.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1249
Date to: AD 1280

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14 mm
Width: 7.1 mm
Thickness: 0.62 mm
Weight: 0.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Bust facing right with sceptre
Obverse inscription: ALE...
Reverse description: Voided long cross, six pointed mullet in each quarter
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Thorpe Constantine (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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