Oxford, Sweting -
Penny, Cross Moline type, Oxford, Sweting, [SWETI]NG : ON : OXE, 1.18g/1h (Mack 234c [= SCBI Oxford 290], same obv. die; N 936; S 1326). Extremely rare
Mack noted that the coins of Matilda are of good silver but generally below standard weight. They are of rough work, the dies having been cut by hand instead of being made with punching irons. An exception is an Oxford penny, the reverse of which is made in the usual way with punches, the die perhaps having fallen into the hands of the Empress when Oxford castle surrendered to her at Easter 1141.
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