ESS-0703A1: 'posthumous' penny of Cnut or issue of Harthacnut

Rights Holder: Colchester Museums
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: ESS-0703A1

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

Silver penny of Harthacnut or Cnut, AD 1040-1042. (It may be a posthumous issue of Cnut, or simply a shortening of Harthcnut in the legend). North 799.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1040
Date to: AD 1042

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.05 g
Diameter: 17.22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Caroline McDonald
Identified by: Mr Stuart Elton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ID 3971

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Harthacnut
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Obverse description: Diadmed bust facing left, sceptre in left hand
Obverse inscription: CNUT REXC Reverse description: Over short cross voided, quadrilateral with pellet at each angle and in centre
Reverse inscription: CYLDEVINE ON CE

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
To be known as: Great Tey

Spatial coordinates

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

Similar objects

Find number: DENO-28F8A6
Object type: COIN
Early Medieval Coin: Complete struck or hammered silver penny, posthumous issue of Cnut under Harthcnut (or possibly abbreviated/accepted for…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SF-D16942
Object type: COIN
A silver Harthacnut penny of the Arm and sceptre type 1040-1042 AD (North 1990, 132, 811)
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: HAMP-9256E0
Object type: COIN
An 11th-century silver late early-medieval penny of Harthacnut (1035-1042 AD), possibly minted in the name of Cnut, ' Arm and Sceptre' type, …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.