Anglo-Saxon Silver Penny of King Canute (Cnut) struck at Lincoln by the moneyer Ivstan (Justin - Iosteinn). It is of the Quatrefoil type (c.1017 - c.1023 AD).
Obverse: Crowned bust left within a quatrefoil, +CNVT REX ANGLORVI, (Cnut King of the English)
Reverse: Voided long cross with cusp terminals over quatrefoil, +IVSTAN MO LIN (Justan Moneyer of Lincoln)
This is a bold well struck coin with a nice old tone, the centre has a striking crack through the cross on the reverse and passes through the portrait. Rare!
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 was minted between 1017 - 1023 AD)
SIZE: 19mm diameter
WEIGHT: 1.2 grams
ATTRIBUTION: N.781; S.1157
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection in Dublin. Ireland.
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