Reproduction William I (The Conqueror) Penny - Bonnet Type

William I (The Conqueror) Penny - Bonnet Type
Product Code: W1DSCOIN
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Obverse: Facing diademed bust of king William I, with two pendants hanging on each side. Text around +PILLEMVS REX.

Reverse: Voided cross, cresents ends with annulet in centre and pile in each angle. Text around +ELFVI ON OXEFORD.

History: William invaded England and won a victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. He was known as William the Conqueror and was king from 1066 to 1087. He suppressed subsequent English revolts in what has become known as the Norman Conquest.

Date: Bonnet type, minted in Oxford, moneyer Elfvi, 1068-70

Diameter: 1.9cm

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