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Penny of Henry II

This coin is the last item from a small group that came in from Mike and John Ruczynski. I describe it as a coin but it is a large fragment that was originally a voided short cross penny.

On the obverse all that can be seen is the collar at the king’s neck and in the legend all that remains is CVS with a pellet stop after it. The characteristics just mentioned points towards this being a class I coin of Henry II.

On the reverse all that shows up is +WIL, which is the start of the moneyer’s name. An official named Willelm was an official at a number of mints so I can’t say exactly where this coin was struck.


What would this find be worth in cash terms? Well, a fragment in worn condition would be of minimal commercial value.

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