Coin - Penny, William I (The Lion), Scotland, circa 1174-1195 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1701

Silver coin; Denomination: Penny
Roxburgh Mint
William I (1165-1214)
Type: Short cross with crescent and pellet

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: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.440 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: 1600, 140, 514047
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - Scotland
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: hammered
DateEra: circa 1180 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 with crescent and pellet in each angle; around, + RA
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King William I, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1174-1195
  1. [Book], Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2003, Spink 5026 Pages

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