LIN-2FF154: Silver penny of Cnut

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Unique ID: LIN-2FF154

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An early-medieval hammered penny of Cnut, struck at the Lincoln mint. On the obverse is a left facing bust holding a sceptre with a lis head. The legend reads: CNU-T REX. The reverse has a voided short cross with annulet ends and a pellet centre with the legend: LEOFWIN ON LIN.

Cnut's short cross coinage was struck between c.1029 and c.1036, and this coin corresponds to North number 790.

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
Weight: 1.08 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 11th August 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Central Searchers, Alford, Lincs

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Becky Sanderson
Identified by: Mrs Becky Sanderson
Secondary identifier: Dr Adam Daubney

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 428

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

Type: N 790 (Short Cross)
Obverse description: Bust left holding sceptre with lis head.
Obverse inscription: CNV-T REX
Reverse description: A voided short cross with annulet ends and pellet centre.
Reverse inscription: LEOFWINE ON LIN
Initial mark:

Cross pattee

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Alford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4476
Four figure Latitude: 53.261461
Four figure longitude: 0.157404
1:25K map: TF4476
1:10K map: TF47NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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