William The Conqueror Silver Penny 1066-1087AD
William The Conqueror Silver Penny, 1066-1087AD. Sword type struck at London by Godwine.
William I of Normandy (The Conqueror) was cousin to Edward the Confessor. He successfully claimed the English throne following the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066, initiating the Norman period in Britain. William continued the network of Anglo-Saxon mints with nearly seventy towns with moneyers operational, and undertook frequent revision of the coinage by changing types; by the twelfth century minting became much more centralised.
Exceptional example with good metal, central strike and little wear. A most attractive Norman penny from an important period of British history.
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