Henry II (1154-89), silver “Tealby” Penny, Class C, Mint & moneyer unknown, facing crowned bust with hand holding sceptre, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides.
Reverse, short voided cross pattee, small cross pattee saltire in each angle, +[ ]ON[ ]. Superb portrait.
The coinage of Henry II known as “Tealby” relates to a large hoard of pennies found in late 1807 which amounted to over 5,700 pieces. Located at a farm near Tealby in Lincolnshire, this hoard alone, introduced 17 new mint towns for the coinage. Sadly approximately six hundred pieces were saved for the national and other important private collections with rest deemed not good enough and sent to be melted at the Tower of London.