Can anybody identify this coin?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by muhfff, May 15, 2016.

  1. muhfff

    muhfff Active Member

    Can anybody help me identify this coin?
    Pictures are a bit blurry, sorry about that, not taken by me :)

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  3. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    My opinion: old Anglo-Saxon penny. Before 1066.
  4. THCoins

    THCoins Well-Known Member

    My opinion: not Anglo-Saxon, but mainland Europe, 11th century.
    Notice that a bust on both sides is uncommon in this age. Now, one figure wears a crown, that will be the supreme King. I think i can read something like "Henricus Rex". The other figure will then be a subordinate ruler. Because he has a long staff to his side this will be a bishop. Looking for this combination i get to:
    Bishopric Utrecht (the Netherlands) Bisschop Willem van Ponte, under the rule of the German king Heinrich III or IV, minted in Groningen. ref: Ilisch, JMP 1997/8
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  5. muhfff

    muhfff Active Member

    THCoins, I think You nailed it!
    I now found pretty similar coin from sixbid
    Thank You very much!
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