WMID-900DEE: Early Medieval Cnut penny (obverse and reverse)

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An Early Medieval silver Cnut penny pointed helmet type, dating to AD 1024-1030. Moneyer: Leofsige. Mint: Chester. Reverse: + L EOF [...]GE ON LEIC. North (1991) Vol 1 No: 787. 


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Find of note status

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Subsequent actions

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Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1024
Date to: Circa AD 1030

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.73 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 18.26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 23rd October 2020 - Friday 23rd October 2020

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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: Chester
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 787 (Pointed Helmet) (Hild. G)
Obverse description: Helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left, sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: +CNVT REX AN
Reverse description: voided short cross with two inner circles enclosing a central pellet, pellet in circle in each quarter
Reverse inscription: + L EOF [...]GE ON LEIC

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Boningale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8002
Four figure Latitude: 52.61539948
Four figure longitude: -2.29682378
1:25K map: SJ8002
1:10K map: SJ80SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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