Cnut, Penny, Hertford

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Cnut (1016-1035), silver Penny, quatrefoil type, Hertford Mint, Moneyer Lifinc, crowned and draped bust left within quatrefoil, pellet behind bust, legend commences at lower left, +CNVT REX ANGLOR., outer beaded…
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Description

Cnut (1016-1035), silver Penny, quatrefoil type, Hertford Mint, Moneyer Lifinc, crowned and draped bust left within quatrefoil, pellet behind bust, legend commences at lower left, +CNVT REX ANGLOR., outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, rev long voided cross with pellet centre and tri-crescent terminals, over quatrefoil with pellet on each cusp, extra pellet in two spandrels, .+LIF INC O HEO RET: 0.90g (BMC type VIII; N.781; S.1157).

Lightly toned, good very fine and rare with the extra pellets.

This coin struck from dies of the late class C “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 Hertford.

Specification

Period1016 - 1035 AD
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Cnut

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Hertford mint

ReferencesS.1157

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