IOW-AE54F1: Medieval Coin: Penny of Alexander III of Scotland

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-AE54F1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval silver penny of Alexander III of Scotland (1249-1286). Second Coinage, c. 1280-1286. Class E: incurved lettering on the obverse and 24 points on the reverse. Spink: 5056.

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.

Diameter: 19.0mm. Weight: 1.35g. DA=12:4.

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: Circa AD 1280
Date to: Circa AD 1286

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.35 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th October 2018 - Sunday 14th October 2018

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: IOW2018-7-338

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 5060 - 5062)
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+
Initial mark: Cross pattée
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely 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: Generated from computer mapping software
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

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