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Cut silver hammered halfpenny, Scottish, Alexander III (1249-1286), first coinage, long cross and stars, type IIIb (Spink S5043) dating to 1250-1280. Moneyer: Simond. Mint: Forfar. Ref: Spink 2015, pg 17.

Obverse: crowned portrait, left with sceptre, ALE[...]REX. Reverse: voided long cross with stars in quarters, SIM/[...]/FOR .


Only two reverse dies are known for Simond at Forfar. it is possible this example reads SIM/[OH/O:OH]/FOR as this is the only known published reverse die combined with type IIIb at the Forfar mint. The obverse die could also be the same obverse die used by the moneyer Wilam at Forfar as this die also as an unbarred A in ALEXANDER.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1280

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.5 mm
Width: 8.7 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.5 g

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Forfar County
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long cross and stars first coinage with voided cross (S 5042 - 5048)
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
Parish or ward: Effingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ1151
Four figure Latitude: 51.24738112
Four figure longitude: -0.41103226
1:25K map: TQ1151
1:10K map: TQ15SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2015 Coins of Scotland, Ireland, the Islands and Anglo-Gallic Coins London Spink and Son Ltd 17 5043

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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