HESH-3CA48E: COIN - Cut farthing (quarter penny ) of Edward the Confessor.

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Unique ID: HESH-3CA48E

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An early medieval silver cut farthing (quarter penny ) of Cnut (1016-35), Short Cross type (North 790) dating to c. AD1029-35/6, mint and moneyer unknown (both removed when the coin was fractioned). Ref: North 1994: 168. 

The coin is worn and there is a split in the flan around part of the outer edge of the coin. 

North 1994 no.818


This is only the second coin of Cnut recorded by the PAS from Herefordshire. The other can be found at: HESH-A41B97.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

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 1036

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8.6 mm
Width: 9 mm
Weight: 0.24 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service, Entry Form No. E. 01702

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Cnut the Great
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 790 (Short Cross)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing - due to cutting - all that remains are the detailed drapery / cuirass
Obverse inscription: no longer survives
Reverse description: Short cross within plain inner circle (only part of one cross arm survives)
Reverse inscription: [ ]ON[ ]
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Monnington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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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