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Edward the Confessor Facing type Penny Wilton mint

Edward the Confessor (1042-66), silver Penny, facing bust / small cross type (1062-65), Wilton Mint, Moneyer Winus, facing crowned bust to top of coin, Latin legend commences upper right, EADPARD REX, rev. small cross pattee within inner circle, beaded outer circle and legend surrounding, +PINVS ON PILT, weight 0.98g (N.830; S.1183). Toned a bold very fine.

The Latin legends translate as "Edward King " and on the reverse "Winus of Wilton"

Wilton a couple of miles north west of Salisbury in Wiltshire was where Alfred the Great was first defeated in 871 AD. The town was burnt by the Viking Swein in 1003 and the Mint moved to Salisbury with the moneyers only returning some twenty years later to Wilton. Later at Wilton King Stephen was defeated here in 1143.

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