Anglo Saxon King Canute silver penny EDSIGEǷARE of York

Anglo Saxon King Canute silver penny EDSIGEǷARE of York

Code: 12286

£395.00 Approx $500, €460.91
 

Anglo-Saxon Silver Penny of King Canute (Cnut) struck at York by the moneyer EDSIGEǷARE. It is of the Short Cross type minted between 1029 - 1035 AD

Obverse:  Diademed and draped bust facing left, Lis sceptre before, with Legend surrounding: CNVT. RECX (Cnut King)
Reverse: Pellet in annulet at centre of voided short cross, linear circles and legend surrounding: +EDSIGEǷARE ON EC (EDSIGEǷARE of York)

Cnut was King of England from 1016, King of Denmark from 1018, and King of Norway from 1028 until his death in 1035. The three kingdoms united under Cnut's rule are referred to together as the North Sea Empire. 

DENOMINATION: Penny

CULTURE: Saxon England

DATE: 1016 - 1035 AD (this coin minted between 1029 - 1035 AD)

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 17mm diameter

WEIGHT: 1.13 grams

ATTRIBUTION: S.1159

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection in Dublin. Ireland.