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.
CULTURE: Saxon England
DATE: 1016 - 1035 AD (this coin minted between 1029 - 1035 AD)
SIZE: 17mm diameter
WEIGHT: 1.13 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection in Dublin. Ireland.
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