Cnut, Penny, Ipswich

Item Reference: C212016549 Sold Share
Cnut (1016-1035), silver Penny, quatrefoil type, Ipswich Mint, Moneyer Aethelberht, crowned and draped bust left within quatrefoil, legend commences at lower left, +CNVT REX ANEORVM, outer beaded circle surrounding both…
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Description

Cnut (1016-1035), silver Penny, quatrefoil type, Ipswich Mint, Moneyer Aethelberht, crowned and draped bust left within quatrefoil, legend commences at lower left, +CNVT REX ANEORVM, outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, rev long voided cross with pellet centre and tri-crescent terminals, over quatrefoil with pellet on each cusp, +EĐ LBR IHT O GIP, 0.95g (Sadler II fig.401-402; BMC type VIII; N.781; S.1157).

Lightly toned, good very fine and rare.

This coin struck from dies of the class C “Thetford” 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 Thetford and supplied for use to strike coinage in Ipswich.

Specification

Period 1016 - 1035 AD
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Cnut

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Ipswich mint

References S.1157
Weight 0.95 g

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