Our reproduction William I Penny is made from lead-free pewter. The coin has a bust of William on the obverse and a cross on the reverse. The reproduction Eustace penny (son of Stephen) is made from lead-free pewter and shows a knight with sword on one side and a cross on the other. The two coins are held in clear plastic blisters and are supplied in full color pamphlet style packaging, complete with historical information relating to the William I and Stephen. These Medieval Coins are great for kids of all ages, collectors, gamers, and living history groups. These reproduction coins have the same weight, metal alloy, and fineness in detail as the originals from the historical era.
William I was proclaimed King of England in Westminster Abbey in 1066. Despite a great victory at the Battle of Hastings, the Normans had great difficulty keeping control with only 10,000 Normans among one to two million hostile Anglo-Saxons. As a result the Normans had to build many castles from which to dominate the local people.
As Henry I lay dying, Stephen, his nephew, rushed from France to London and secured the throne instead of Henrys chosen heirs. After about 2 years Robert of Gloucester defected and Stephen lost his grip on Normandy. A long civil was resulted. Stephens son died before taking the throne and the crown passed on to Henry Plantagenet.
- Replica Historical Coins
- Great for Kids, Collectors, Gamers, and History Groups
- Made From Pewter, Antiqued Plated
- Cast From Originals