Coin - Penny, William I, England, 1086-1087 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25507

Silver coin; Denomination: Penny
Winchester Mint
William I (1066-1086), Norman King of England
Moneyer: Leofwold; Type: Paxs

William I, the Conqueror, was the son of Robert le Diable, Duke of Normandy and heir designate of Edward the Confessor. He became King after the death of Harold II in the Battle of Hastings, 1066. The Norman Conquest of England saw no change in the coinage system. The coinage consisted only of silver pennies and was struck at a variety of Mints with regular changes of type.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.392 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1086-1087 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: A crowned and diademmed bust of the King facing; to right, a sceptre; around, + PILLELM REX
Reverse Description: Within a line circle, a cross pattee with an annulet in each angle, each annulet contains a letter of the word PAXS; around, + LIFPOLD ON PINC
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King William I, England, Great Britain
Mint: Winchester (Mint)
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, p.141, no.848 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, p.140, no.1257 Pages

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