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BM02946

William I Penny Bonnet type, Stafford

William I (1066-87), silver Bonnet type Penny (1068-70?), Stafford Mint, Moneyer Godwine, facing crowned and diademed bust with two fillets to edge of coin, Latin legend and beaded circles surrounding both sides, +PILLELMV REX, rev. pellet in annulet at centre of voided cross, terminals of pellet with crescent each sides, pellet topped piles in angle, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, , +GODPINEON STEFFOR, the S reversed, weight 1.27g (N.842; S.1251). Toned with a couple of dents on obverse, otherwise very fine with a nice full mint reading, rare.

The Latin legends translate as "William King" on obverse and "Ulf of Lincoln" on the reverse.

Provenance:

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

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