Canute (1016-35), Penny, Short cross type (c.1029-35/36), Lincoln Mint, moneyer Matathan, diademed bust left with lis tipped sceptre, legend surrounding, CNVT REX. Rev, voided short cross, within linear circle and legend surrounding, reads +MATAÐAN ON LINC, 17mm, 0.97g (S.1159; N.790; BMC XVI; SCBI 14 [Copenhagen, Part IIIb], 1744-49).
Darkly toned with a fully centred strike. Legends legible, portrait crude, nevertheless all the main lines visible. Reverse, slightest of doubling in the inscriptions, both sides free from surface markings. Very fine.
Ex Baldwin’s Basement, with an additional ticket in the hand of Peter Mitchell