SWYOR-D7FB27: Medieval Coin: A Scottish Half Penny of Robert II

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Unique ID: SWYOR-D7FB27

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A medieval silver coin: a Scottish half penny of Robert II (1371-1390), Edinburgh mint. It is 13.3mm in diameter and 0.5mm thick. It weighs 0.45gm. Reference: Spink, Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands, number 5152.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1371
Date to: Circa AD 1390

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.45 g
Diameter: 13.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th May 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1553

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Robert II of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: halfpenny of Robert II (S 5152 - 5153)
Obverse description: A crowned bust of the king, facing left, with a sceptre in front.
Obverse inscription: ROBERTVS REX
Reverse description: A long cross pattee dividing the legend, with a mullet of five points in each angle.
Reverse inscription: VILLA EDINR[VR]
Initial mark: Cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
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)
Parish or ward: Little Ribston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3751
Four figure Latitude: 53.953778
Four figure longitude: -1.437668
1:25K map: SE3751
1:10K map: SE35SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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