IOW-B141AA: Medieval Coin: Penny of Robert III of Béthune, Count of Flanders (Continental imitation)

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-B141AA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval silver Continental imitation of an English Edwardian penny, Robert III of Béthune, Count of Flanders (1305-1322). Minted at Alost (modern Aalst, Belgium). Mayhew No. 211.


Obverse: + (cross pattée) R*COMES FLAnDRIE; Crowned bust facing with wedged drapery

Reverse: MOn/ETA/ALO/TEn; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant

Diameter: 18.0mm. Weight: 1.07g. DA=12:5-6.

Mayhew, N., 1983. Sterling Imitations of Edwardian Type: Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication 14.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th September 2015 - Wednesday 9th September 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-7-132

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 with wedged drapery
Obverse inscription: + (cross pattée) R*COMES FLAnDRIE
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: MOn/ETA/ALO/TEn
Initial mark: Cross pattée
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mayhew, N. 1983 Sterling Imitations of Edwardian Type Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication 14 211

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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