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Coin, Medieval, Henry III (1207-1272)

  • Medieval coin
  • Medieval coin

Unlike today, coins were minted in many places around the country. When Henry I was trying to consolidate his kingdom, he placed a mint in Carlisle to supply the newly founded castle and priory with coinage to hire soldiers and buy books. When Henry III was rolling out his new design for pennies across the kingdom, he also placed a mint in Carlisle, which employed four moneyers. One of these was the William mentioned on this coin.

 

Key facts: 
  • This coin was made by a moneyer, or a company who paid a fee to allow them to produce coins
  • William was one of four moneyers who worked in Carlisle during Henry III's reign

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