SF-986347: Early Medieval coin: penny of Cnut

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Unique ID: SF-986347

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An Early Medieval silver penny of Cnut (AD 1016-1035) 'short cross' type dating to circa AD 1030-1035 (North 790). Mint: Thetford, moneyer; Aelfwold. Ref: North 1980: 168. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 1030
Date to: Circa AD 1305

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.02 mm
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 17.24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2020 - Monday 5th October 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders Ref: 18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Cnut the Great
Mint or issue place: Thetford
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 790 (Short Cross)
Obverse description: Diademed bust left, diademed sceptre with lis head in front
Obverse inscription: +CNVT REX AN
Reverse description: Short cross voided; in centre a circle enclosing pellet
Reverse inscription: +AELFWOLD M-O THEO
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Ashfield cum Thorpe

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1980 English Hammered Coinage: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. 600-1272 London Spink & Son London

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