Silver penny of William the Conqueror
This coin was struck by Anderbode in Winchester, doubtless the same Anderbode who had struck coins for Harold II before the Battle of Hastings (see WINCM:C1284). As on that coin the reverse bears the legend +ANDERBODEONWI ('Anderbode of Winchester') the only difference being the name of the king on the obverse. This makes the point that the Norman Conquest did not produce any immediate change in the monetary system of England. This was probably an instance of the policy of William, who, wishing to be looked on by the people as the rightful heir of Edward the Confessor, promised that they should be governed by the old laws of the land.