These highly collectable silver pennies are a beautiful souvenir from one of the most perennially intriguing societies of the medieval world. More than nine hundred years old, these historic coins open a window onto a complex and intriguing period of history whose conflicts continue to resonate today.

In September 1066, William, Duke of Normandy sailed across the Channel to challenge King Harold for the throne of England. Within a month he met Harold in a battle that would decide England’s fate. And, by the time the sun set on the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England had been killed, his army routed, and a new era in English history was about to dawn.

The coins presented here comes from the time of the first Norman King of England William and his eldest son Robert. Like all medieval coins, the silver pennies presented here were hand struck by placing a cast silver disc, called a planchet, between two metal dies engraved with the obverse and reverse designs. The dies were then struck with a sledgehammer. Differences and cracks in the dies, variations in how the planchet was placed and struck means that every medieval coin is absolutely unique.

In Medieval times, rulers would have melted coins issued in previous reigns for their silver value. Hence, coins that have survived to this day are rare – your chance to own a real museum piece!

The William The Conqueror Silver Penny dates from 1035-1087, whilst the Robert Penny was issued between 1070-1080. This set of two silver coins is accompanied by a book on the events of 1066, a Certificate of
Authenticity and a presentation box. Quality: Extremely Fine.

With limited availability, we recommend you order immediately.

Specifications
Metal:
Silver
Quality:
Extremely fine
Diameter:
Ca. 18-19mm
Issuing Authority:
Rouen mint, Duchy of Normandy
Denomination:
Penny
Year of issue:
1035-87 & 1070-80