William the Lion Class IV Henry le Rus Retrograde Cut Halfpenny


William the Lion (1165-1214), silver cut halfpenny, late issue, Phase B, class IV. These were supposedly officially cut at the mint prior to issue to provide small change for circulation. Obverse legend: "[+L]E REI W[ILT]". Reverse legend: "SVR EL [IRNEH]" retrograde (backwards), should read "HENRI LE RVS". Ex-Sazama Collection. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Spink No: S.5031. Diameter 18.1mm. F. £45.00

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