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|Collection:||Antiquities - Ancient & Mediaeval Coins|
|Date:||1165 - 1214|
|Moneyer:||Raul Derlig - View biography for Raul Derlig|
William I of Scotland was also known as 'The Lion' (so-called because he had a lion on his standard). William I invaded England in 1173, but was captured. He was later released in 1175. He was the grandson of St David (David I, 1080-1153).This coin is modelled on the design of the contemporary English penny - the Tealby type or Cross-and-Crosslets, issued by Henry II between 1158 and 1180. The very crude portrait shows William in profile. The reverse depicts a cross with a crescent and pellet in each quarter. These are known as 'crescent and pellet' type coins.
|Ian Donal Finney Bequest, 1993.|