Canute (1016-35), Penny, Short cross type, London Mint

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Canute (1016-35), Penny, Short cross type (c.1029-35/36), London Mint, moneyer Wynsige, diademed bust left with lis tipped sceptre, legend surrounding, CNVT RECX. Rev, voided short cross, within linear circle and…
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Description

Canute (1016-35), Penny, Short cross type (c.1029-35/36), London Mint, moneyer Wynsige, diademed bust left with lis tipped sceptre, legend surrounding, CNVT RECX. Rev, voided short cross, within linear circle and legend surrounding, reads +PYNSIGE ON LVN, 0.70g (S.1159; N.790; BMC XVI; SCBI 9 [Ashmoleon], 718; SCBI 14 [Copenhagen, Part IIIb], 3053-62).

Fully centred strike, brightly toned with a perfect mix of slate grey and apricot gold mint lustre evenly distributed across the flan, on both sides. Portrait, both profile, King’s hair and lower drapery all distinct, legends and sceptre superb. At 5 o’clock an indentation in the metal, an irregular flan as opposed to a conventional chip; under closer examination the border lip or rim pushed slightly into the field, all within the initial strike. Reverse, superb with one minute area of weakness on the first left crossbar of the short cross. Extremely fine with only the slightest of weak spots.

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

London

References S.1159; N.790; BMC XVI; SCBI 9 [Ashmoleon], 718; SCBI 14 [Copenhagen, Part IIIb], 3053-62
Weight 0.70 g

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