Cnut, Penny, Cambridge

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Cnut (1016-1035), Silver Penny, Quatrefoil Type, Cambridge Mint, Moneyer Ornst, crowned and draped bust left with quatrefoil, legend commences at top, +CNVT REX ANGLO, outer bearded circle surrounding both sides,…
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Description

Cnut (1016-1035), Silver Penny, Quatrefoil Type, Cambridge Mint, Moneyer Ornst, crowned and draped bust left with quatrefoil, legend commences at top, +CNVT REX ANGLO, outer bearded circle surrounding both sides, rev long voided cross with pellet centre and tri-crescent terminals, over quatrefoil with pellet on each cusp, +OR NS TI G RAT, 0.96g (BMC type VIII; N.781; S.1157).

Lightly toned, good very fine.

This coin struck from dies of the late class A ‘London’ style as defined by Blackburn and Lyon in their article ‘Regional Die-Production in Cnut’s Quatrefoil Issue’ chapter 13 of Anglo-Saxon Monetary History. These dies therefore cut at London and supplied for use to strike coinage in Cambridge.

Specification

Period1016 - 1035 AD
Coin Group

British

Demonination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Cnut

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Cambridge mint

ReferencesS.1157
Weight0.96 g

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