Silver coin; Denomination: Penny
William I (1066-1086), Norman Kings of England
Moneyer: Aeldouf; Type: Paxs
William I, the Conqueror, was the son of Robert le Diable, Duke of Normandy and heir designate of Edward the Confessor. He became King after the death of Harold II in the Battle of Hastings, 1066.
The Norman Conquest of England saw no change in the coinage system. The coinage consisted only of silver pennies and was struck at a variety of Mints with regular changes of type.
A crowned and diademmed bust of the King facing; to right, a sceptre; around, + PILLELM [REX]
Within a line circle, a cross pattee with an annulet in each angle, each annulet contains a letter of the word PAXS; around, + [....]VF ON SVDE
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
20 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.342 g (Weight)
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