William II Penny Hastings, ex Lockett

William II Penny Hastings, ex Lockett

William II (1087-1100), silver cross in quatrefoil type Penny (1089-92?), Hastings Mint, Moneyer Godric, facing crowned bust to edge of coin with sword resting on shoulder, Latin legend commencing lower left with inner linear and outer beaded circles surrounding both sides, +PILLELMI RE, rev. pellet at centre of cross pattee in quatrefoil, pellet in each inner angle, +GODRIC ON HIIST, weight 1.37g (N.852; S.1259). Struck from a lightly rusted obverse die, toned, very fine and very rare.

The Latin legends translate as "William King" on obverse and "Godric of Hastings" on the reverse.



Ex Richard Cyril Lockett, English part I, 6th June 1955, lot 1009, sold for £9/10/-

Ex Baldwin Auction 40, 3rd May 2005, lot 124.

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