William I ‘Paxs’ Penny

William I ‘Paxs’ pennyStruck at Malmesbury by the moneyer Seword; the inscription reads SEPORD ON MMIILM (Seword at Malmesbury)

This coin is believed to have been struck at the end of the reign of William the Conqueror who died in 1087. However it has been suggested that the inscription Paxs on the reverse may relate to the coronation oath of William II (William Rufus) and so could be the first issued by that king.

This coin is believed to have come from the large hoard found in 1833 at Beaworth in Hampshire.