LIN-C57DF3: COIN - Penny of Cnut

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-C57DF3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete early-medieval silver penny of Cnut (1016-35), 'Short Cross' type (North 790), dating c. AD1029-1036 (Naismith: mid/late 1020s-1035), mint: York, moneyer: Wulfnoth. Ref: North 1994: 168; Naismith 2017: table 17.

Obverse: Bust left, diademed; in front sceptre with lis head; + CNVT·RECX AN

Reverse: + PVLNOÐ ON EOFER; Short cross voided; in centre, a circle enclosing a pellet

Diameter: 17.29mm. Thickness: 0.64 mm. Weight: 0.94g. DA=6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1029
Date to: Circa AD 1036

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 0.64 g
Diameter: 17.29 mm

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

Type: N 790 (Short Cross)
Obverse description: Bust left, diademed; in front sceptre with lis head
Obverse inscription: + CNVT·RECX AN
Reverse description: Short cross voided; in centre, a circle enclosing a pellet
Reverse inscription: + PVLNOÐ ON EOFER
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
Parish or ward: Laneham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7977
Four figure Latitude: 53.2840953
Four figure longitude: -0.81651335
1:25K map: SK7977
1:10K map: SK77NE
Grid reference source: From finder
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
Naismith, R 2017 Medieval European Coinage 8: Britain and Ireland c.400-1066 Cambridge CUP
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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Recording Institution: LIN
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Updated: About one month ago

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