IOW-F7DD36: IOW-F7DD36 Medieval Coin: Penny of Alexander III of Scotland

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-F7DD36

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Medieval silver penny of Alexander III of Scotland (1249-1286 AD). Second Coinage (c. 1280-c. 1292 AD).
Obverse: ALEXANDER DEI GRA; Crowned bust with sceptre left
Reverse: REX/SCO/TOR/VM+; Long cross dividing the inscription with a mullet of six points in each quadrant
The coin has been pierced through the O of TOR on the reverse.

Evidence of reuse: The coin has been pierced through the O of TOR on the reverse

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1280
Date to: Circa AD 1292
Period of reuse: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 20.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th November 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-2-422

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long Cross and Stars Second Coinage solid cross (S 5049 - 5059)
Obverse description: Crowned bust with sceptre left
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER DEI GRA
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with a mullet of six points in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: REX/SCO/TOR/VM+
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Discovery circumstances: Club rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Wednesday 7th December 2011
Updated: Wednesday 7th December 2011

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