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BM03376

William I silver Penny type I, London Ealdgar

William I (1066-87), silver profile Penny, type I (c.1066-68?), London Mint, Moneyer Ealdgar, crowned bust left with sceptre, extending to bottom of coin, Latin legend commences at lower left with outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, +PILLELMVS REXI, rev. annulet at centre of cross fleury, +EIILDGAR OII LVII, weight 1.25g (N.839; S.1250). Toned, a little weak in parts both sides, otherwise a bold very fine.

The Latin legends translate as "William King" on obverse and "Ealdgar of London" on the reverse. Ealdgar is recorded as a London moneyer for the first time in type I of King William I.

Provenance:

Ex Seltman Collection written on Grantley ticket - possibly Ernest John Seltman selling at Sotheby 1920-21.

Ex Lord Grantley Collection, part IV, Glendining, 20th April 1944, lot 1241 part.

Ex Baldwin Auction 80, 8th May 2013, lot 2311.

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