Britain, Anglo-Saxon. Cnut, AD 1016 to 1035. Silver penny.

Ancient Coins - Britain, Anglo-Saxon. Cnut, AD 1016 to 1035. Silver penny.
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Cnut was a Swedish born viking, son of Swein Forkbeard.  He invaded England in 1014 but was driven out by the forces of Aethelred II.  He returned in 1015, and eventually defeated Aethelred's son, Edmund Ironsides, and in 1016 declared himself King.  In 1017 he married Emma of Normandy, the widow of Aethelred II, which consolidated his position as rightful King.

Denomination : Silver Penny.

Mint : Lincoln.  Moneyer : Oslac

Date : short cross type, issued between AD 1029 and 1035.

Reference : Seaby-1159, North-790.

Size : 18.2 x 18.3 mm.  Weight : 1.14 grams.

Grade : gVF with a slight wave to the flan.

Obverse : Diademed head of Cnut left, with a sceptre in front, with CNUT REX around.

Reverse : Short cross voided with a central pellet, with OSLAC ON LINCOL around.

Provenance : DNW auction 71, lot 54.

Price SKU: vcoin5367
US$ 495.00
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Rates for: 12/11/18

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