Sunday, August 2, 2015

King Willaim II Rufus

 c. 1056 – 2 August 1100.   
I am afraid that I have little to report about Billy except his demise.   He was hunting in the New Forest in south central England when he was killed by an arrow.  Stray arrow...Murder...who knows, but his brother Henry made unusual haste in claiming his succession, before the body began to cool.
So far, his coins have been elusive.  I have only seen one for sale anywhere, and that was 3000 pounds(in excess of 4500 dollars at this time)...the hunt will continue. His father's coins can go for a fraction of that.
This coin was not available at this post date.  I do not own one.

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