William I PAXS type Penny Taunton, moneyer Alfwine

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William I PAXS type Penny Taunton, moneyer Alfwine

William I (1066-87), silver PAXS Penny (1083-86), Taunton Mint, Moneyer Aelfwine, facing crowned bust with sceptre to right, crown 1, Latin legend and beaded circles surrounding both sides, +PILLELM REX, rev. cross pattee, each letter of PAXS in an annulet per angle, +IELFPINE ON TIIN, weight 1.37g (N.848; S.1257). Toned, a little weak in some small detail, otherwise good very fine and rare this well preserved.

The Latin legends translate as "William King of the English" on obverse and on the reverse "Aelfwine of Taunton."

BM03437

£2,000
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