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Canute, Helmet Penny, York, Sunolf

Price £750

Canute, Helmet Penny, York, Sunolf

Canute (1016-35), Penny, helmet type (1024-30), York Mint, Moneyer Sunolf, pointed helmet bust left with sceptre, legend commences at top, +CNVT REX ANG outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, rev short voided cross with pellet and annulet centre, pellet in annulet in each angle, all within linear circle, +SVNOLF M-.O EOFR 1.05g (BMC type XIV; N.787; S.1158).

Old cabinet tone, tiny superficial fissure on cheek of portrait, otherwise pleasing extremely fine.

ex V J E Ryan, second part, Glendining, 22nd January 1952, lot 830 part; ex Gordon V Doubleday, collection of Anglo-Saxon coins, Glendining, 6th October 1987, lot 598