CORN-B02E1C: penny of Cnut (obverse)

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Unique ID: CORN-B02E1C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Silver penny of Cnut (1016-1035), Pointed Helmet type (1024-1030), moneyer Leofwold, London mint, Spink 1158, North 787.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 1024
Date to: Exactly AD 1030

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.94 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 21st March 2019 - Thursday 21st March 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

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

Type: N 787 (Pointed Helmet) (Hild. G)
Obverse description: Cuirassed bust wearing pointed helmet facing left with sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: +:CNVT R.ECX:
Reverse description: short cross voided with limbs united at base by two circles with a pellet in the centre and in each angle a broken annulet enclosing a pellet
Reverse inscription: +L.EOFPOLD ON LV:.
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Shrewton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0743
Four figure Latitude: 51.18618583
Four figure longitude: -1.90122401
1:25K map: SU0743
1:10K map: SU04SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 22 days ago
Updated: 19 days ago

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