Canute Penny of Bedford Mint
Item Reference: Z55780
Canute (1016-35), Penny, quatrefoil type (c.1017-23), Bedford Mint, Moneyer Godric, crowned and draped bust left within quatrefoil, legend commences at top, +CNVT REX ANGLOR, rev long voided cross with pellet centre and tri-crescent terminals, over quatrefoil with pellet on each cusp, +GODRIC MO BED, 1.17g (BMC type VIII; N.781; S.1157).
Lightly toned, a bold very fine.
This coin struck from dies of the “Norwich” 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 Norwich and supplied for use in Bedford.