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91001484

Choice William I Bonnet Type Penny

CNG 91, Lot: 1484. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN. William I 'the Conqueror'. 1066-1087. AR Penny (19mm, 1.25 g, 9h). Bonnet type (BMC ii). Wincestre (Winchester) mint; Leofing, moneyer. Struck circa 1068-1070. + PILLEMII REX, crowned facing bust / + LIOFINC ON PINC, voided cross with annulet in center, pellet between crescents at end of limbs; pile in angles. SCBI –; BMC –; North 842; SCBC 1251. Near EF, slight bend in flan. Excellent metal for issue. Extremely rare spelling of moneyer’s name for this type.