IOW-C1CC1B: Medieval Coin: Penny of James III of Scotland

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-C1CC1B

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

An incomplete and corroded Medieval Scottish copper-alloy penny of James III of Scotland (1460-1488). Ecclesiastical issue, probably issued by Bishop James Kennedy of St Andrews and known as a 'Crosraguel' penny. Spink: S5307-11.

Obverse: [IACOBVS DEI GRA REX]; Orb

Reverse: CRVX [PELLIT OIE CRIM] (or similar); Latin cross in double quatrefoil

Diameter: 20.0mm. Weight: 1.12g. DA=12:3.

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 1460
Date to: Exactly AD 1488

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.12 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 16th May 2016 - Monday 16th May 2016

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-2-161

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: James III of Scotland
Type: Scottish: Penny of James III, copper (S 5307 - 5311)
Obverse description: Orb
Obverse inscription: [IACOBVS DEI GRA REX]
Reverse description: Latin cross in double quatrefoil
Reverse inscription: CRVX [PELLIT OIE CRIM] (or similar)
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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