IOW-324226: Medieval Coin: Cut Halfpenny of Alexander III of Scotland

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-324226

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Alexander III of Scotland (1249-1286), minted at Berwick or Perth. First Coinage, 1250-c. 1280. type VII.

Obverse: ALEXAND[ER REX]; Crowned bust right with sceptre.

Reverse: IOh/AN/[ ]/[ ]; Voided long cross with a star in each quadrant.

Length: 16.2mm; width: 8.5mm. Weight: 0.59g. DA=12:5.

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 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1280

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.2 mm
Width: 8.5 mm
Weight: 0.59 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th January 2019 - Sunday 13th January 2019

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-3-7

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long cross and stars first coinage with voided cross (S 5042 - 5048)
Obverse description: Crowned bust right with sceptre
Obverse inscription: ALEXAND[ER REX]
Reverse description: Voided long cross with a star in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: IOh/AN/[ ]/[ ]
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: 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: GPS (from the finder)
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

No references cited so far.

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