PUBLIC-4EA18B: king cnut penny

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4EA18B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early medieval silver cut halfpenny of Cnut (1016-35), Short cross type (North 790) dating to c.AD1029-36, moneyer: Leofing or Speartinc, mint: Lincoln. Ref: North 1994: p 168.
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 0.57 g


Many thanks to Wendy Scott and John Naylor for assisting with an ID

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1029
Date to: Circa AD 1035

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.57 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th December 2020

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: Cnut, Short Cross (N 790-4) (Hild. H)
Obverse description: Diademed bust facing left in front a sceptre
Obverse inscription: [C]NV[T REX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a circle enclosing a pellet in the centre
Reverse inscription: [...]INC ON LI(NC)[...] or [...]INC ON LV(N)[...]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Barkby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6409
Four figure Latitude: 52.67493421
Four figure longitude: -1.05489371
1:25K map: SK6409
1:10K map: SK60NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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