WMID-45EDB7: Medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Alexander II of Scotland

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Unique ID: WMID-45EDB7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cut halfpenny of Alexander II of Scotland (AD 1214 to AD 1249), minted under the name of his father, William the Lion between c. AD 1230 and c. AD 1235. Minted probably at Roxburgh by uncertain moneyer. C.f. Spink, 2015, Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands, p15, no 5034.

Diameter: 17.7 mm
Width: 9.3 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.5 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1230
Date to: Circa AD 1235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9.3 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th May 2019 - Saturday 11th May 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander II of Scotland
Type: Scottish: Alexander II in name of William I short cross and stars coinage Phase C (S 5034)
Obverse description: Crown of pellets
Obverse inscription: LE REI[ ]
Reverse description: Short cross with stars in each quarter
Reverse inscription: R hVE W[ ]
Initial mark: cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Croxden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0640
Four figure Latitude: 52.95734031
Four figure longitude: -1.91213288
1:25K map: SK0640
1:10K map: SK04SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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