Canute (1016-35), Penny, Short cross type (c.1029-35/36), Lincoln Mint

Item Reference: C223011883 Sold Share
Canute (1016-35), Penny, Short cross type (c.1029-35/36), Lincoln Mint, moneyer Harthacnut, diademed bust left with lis tipped sceptre, legend surrounding, CNVT REX. Rev, voided short cross, within linear circle and…
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Description

Canute (1016-35), Penny, Short cross type (c.1029-35/36), Lincoln Mint, moneyer Harthacnut, diademed bust left with lis tipped sceptre, legend surrounding, CNVT REX. Rev, voided short cross, within linear circle and legend surrounding, reads +CNVT ON LINCOCL, 1.17g (S.1159; N.790; BMC XVI; Mossop 22-26, Plate LI).

Dark rich toning, portrait comprehensive as are the legends both sides, some softness in the short cross. The moneyer rare, seldom appearing on the short cross type for Lincoln. Very fine, rare.

Specification

Period 1016 - 1035
Date 1029-35/6
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Penny

Coin Ruler

Cnut

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Lincoln

Weight 1.17 g

Provenance

Ex. Baldwin’s basement with an old supporting ticket.
Mossop and later Dr Veronica S Smart reference and cite only 5 or so examples for the moneyer Harthacnut on the Short Cross
type of Canute, with 4 known dies. Two dies for the moneyer signature in its full representation of either HÆRĐECNVT and
HERĐECNVT with two further dies of almost certainly the same moneyer in the form of CNVT, as is the case with our example
above. The same obverse die is utilised for all of the above reverse variants.
‘The Lincoln Mint c.890-1279’ H. R. Mosso Dr Veronica S Smart ‘Moneyers of the late Anglo Saxon coinage, 1016-1042.’ PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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