Silver Penny of King Cnut Moneyer Morulf of Stamford

Silver Penny of King Cnut Moneyer Morulf of Stamford

Code: 10855

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This is a Saxon silver penny of King Cnut,  minted at Stamford by the moneyer Morolf. It is of the short cross type, MORVLF ON STAN. A nice example on a full round flan with a clear portrait. This moneyer is known only for this mint and reign. Interestingly Stamford Bridge was the site of a great battle in 1066, where King Harold Godwinson defeated King Harald Hardrada in the last great Saxon victory, this would have been within a generation of this coin being struck.

DENOMINATION: Penny

CULTURE: Saxon England

DATE: 1016 - 1035 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 18mm diameter

WEIGHT: 1.37 grams

ATTRIBUTION: SPINK 1159

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Yorkshire.