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A striking in lead from official dies for a penny of William II (1086-1100), type 5, Thetford, moneyer Godric (+PILLELM RI; +GODRC ON ÐTFR), 4.53 g, 0°. Published I. Stewart, 'A lead striking of William II's last coin-type', NC 1978, pp. 185-7. This piece belongs to a small group of late 11th/early 12th-century strikings in lead from official dies, which have the dimensions of silver pennies, but are considerably heavier. Miss M. M. Archibald has suggested they may have been customs tallies, but they may well be part of the minting process, or in some cases straight deceitful forgeries. This specimen is one of the finest that survive.: CM.614-1998

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A striking in lead from official dies for a penny of William II (1086-1100), type 5, Thetford, moneyer Godric (+PILLELM RI; +GODRC ON ÐTFR), 4.53 g, 0°. Published I. Stewart, 'A lead striking of William II's last coin-type', NC 1978, pp. 185-7. This piece belongs to a small group of late 11th/early 12th-century strikings in lead from official dies, which have the dimensions of silver pennies, but are considerably heavier. Miss M. M. Archibald has suggested they may have been customs tallies, but they may well be part of the minting process, or in some cases straight deceitful forgeries. This specimen is one of the finest that survive.

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Mint: Thetford
Ruler: William II (1087-1100)

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A striking in lead from official dies for a penny of William II (1086-1100), type 5, Thetford, moneyer Godric (+PILLELM RI; +GODRC ON ÐTFR), 4.53 g, 0°. Published I. Stewart, 'A lead striking of William II's last coin-type', NC 1978, pp. 185-7. This piece belongs to a small group of late 11th/early 12th-century strikings in lead from official dies, which have the dimensions of silver pennies, but are considerably heavier.

Notes

History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-11-23) by Rt. Hon. Lord, Stewartby, J.

Dating

Circa 1099 - Circa 1100

Components of the work

Object composed of lead Weight 4.53 g

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.614-1998
Primary reference Number: 277883
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Created: Tuesday 8 December 2020 Updated: Monday 11 October 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "A striking in lead from official dies for a penny of William II (1086-1100), type 5, Thetford, moneyer Godric (+PILLELM RI; +GODRC ON ÐTFR), 4.53 g, 0°. Published I. Stewart, 'A lead striking of William II's last coin-type', NC 1978, pp. 185-7. This piece belongs to a small group of late 11th/early 12th-century strikings in lead from official dies, which have the dimensions of silver pennies, but are considerably heavier. Miss M. M. Archibald has suggested they may have been customs tallies, but they may well be part of the minting process, or in some cases straight deceitful forgeries. This specimen is one of the finest that survive." Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/277883 Accessed: 2024-07-19 08:31:46

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