William I (1066-1087), Penny, PAXS type (1083-1086), London mint, moneyer Eadwig. Crowned facing bust [crown 3], holding lis-tipped scepter trefoil on right shoulder, legend surrounds +PILLELM REX. Rev, cross pattée, P A X S in annulets in each angle, reads EDPI ON LIINDN, 19mm, 1.34g (S.1257; N.848; SCBI 11B (99-101).
Struck on a symmetrical flan, pleasant cabinet toning, a mixture of clay grey with light yellows around the periphery. Portrait well struck, despite some doubling seen before for type [see Stacks & Bowers, lot 44532, 16/Aug/21], legends legible. Reverse, strong with one area of fade. Comprehensive very fine.
Ex Mark Rasmussen, bought November 2007