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BM02949

William II Penny profile type, Romney

William II (1087-1100), silver profile type Penny (1086-89), Romney Mint, Moneyer Coc, crowned bust to edge of coin in profile right holding sword, Latin legend commencing lower left with inner linear and outer beaded circles surrounding both sides, +PILLELM RE, rev. annulet at centre of cross pattee over cross fleury in saltire, +COC ON RIIMNE, weight 1.05g (N.851; S.1258). Toned, weak in one part of legend both sides, with a pleasing portrait a bold very fine and very rare.

The Latin legends translate as "William King" on obverse and "Coc of Romney" on the reverse.

Provenance:

Ex P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton, Sotheby, 17th November 1913, lot 1878

Ex Richard Cyril Lockett, English part IV, 27th April 1960, lot 3874, sold for £25

Ex Baldwin Auction 40, 3rd May 2005, lot 128.

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