Coin - Penny, William I (The Lion), Scotland, circa 1205-1230 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1702

Silver coin; Denomination: Penny
Roxburgh Mint
William I (1165-1214)
Type: Short cross and stars phase B

William I is known as 'The Lion' for placing a lion on the arms of Scotland
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.438 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - Scotland
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: hammered
DateEra: circa 1210 AD
Denomination: Penny
Obverse Description: At centre within line circle crowned head of the King facing left with sceptre at left
Reverse Description: At centre within line circle short cross (double) with star in each angle
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King William I, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1205-1230
  1. [Book], Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2003, Spink 5032 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.


Leland Scott Posted on 29 Feb 2012 1:57 AM
You need to edit your biog, as William the Lion of Scotland is not William the Conquerer:

William I, the Conqueror, was the son of Robert le Diable, Duke of Normandy...

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