William I Penny two stars type, Sandwich, Aelfgaet

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William I Penny two stars type, Sandwich, Aelfgaet

William I (1066-87), silver two stars type Penny (1074-77?), Sandwich Mint, Moneyer Aelfgaet, facing crowned bust with star each side, all within linear circle, Latin legend commences at top with outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, +PILLELM REX ANG, rev. annulet at centre of cross bottonnee, over quadrilateral with incurved sides, +IELFGT ON SANDP, weight 1.11g (cf.SCBI 53:100; N.845; S.1254). Dark tone, weak spot in striking at corresponding part both sides, otherwise very fine and extremely rare.

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

 

Provenance:

Purchased from A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, Summer 2006.

BM02947

£1,250
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