BERK-5EEEBF: Medieval coin: Continental imitation issued by Robert Bethune

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A heavily struck silver Continental Edwardian imitation penny issued by Robert III of Béthune, Count of Flanders. Minted at the Aalst/Alost mint in present-day Belgium, between AD 1305-1322. Mayhew no 211.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1305
Date to: Circa AD 1322

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.74 mm
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 18.56 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.483

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Robert III, Count of Flanders
Mint or issue place: Aalst
Type: Edwardian imitation: M 209 - 219
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: R*COMES*FLANDRIE
Reverse description: Long cross dividing legend, three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: MONETA ALO[TEN]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Sutton Courtenay (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4993
Four figure Latitude: 51.63368315
Four figure longitude: -1.29341809
1:25K map: SU4993
1:10K map: SU49SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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