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Henry I Silver Halfpenny 1100-35AD Winchester £4,500.00
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Henry I Silver Halfpenny 1100-35AD Winchester
13mm, 0.47g

Following the death of William Rufus, his younger brother Henry claimed the thrown of England. Notably, there was a period of monetary crisis during the reign, which led to a public lack of confidence in the quality of the coinage minted. Round halfpennies (as opposed to cut pennies) were struck at a range of mints during the reign, this example at Winchester. The obverse shows a facing head with pellet hair; the reverse a small cross potent with four pellets within each angle.

Round halfpennies are extremely rare for Henry I.
Provenance will be provided.

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