SF-3255F3: Early Medieval coin: silver penny of Cnut

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
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Unique ID: SF-3255F3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver hammered penny of Cnut, dating c. 1029-1035. 'Short cross' type (North 790). Moneyer Lifinc at the mint of Lincoln. A small piece broke from this coin after its discovery, which was subsequently re-attached by the finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.87 g
Diameter: 16.99 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th October 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

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: Diademed and draped bust left, sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: +CNVT RECX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with central annulet inside solid inner border
Reverse inscription: +LIFINC ON LINCOL

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Worlingworth

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: SF
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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