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529451
529451. SOLD $875

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (19mm, 0.93 g, 12h). Pointed Helmet type (BMC xiv, Hild. G). Thetford mint; Ælfwine, moneyer. Struck circa 1024-1030. + CNVT REX ΛN, bust left, wearing pointed helmet; scepter before / + ÆLFPINE ΘN ÐEODF, voided short cross, limbs united at base by two concentric circles with pellet in vcenter; in each angle, broken annulet enclosing pellet. Carson 62 corr. (legends); SCBI 15 (Copenhagen), 3767-9 var. (legends); Hild. 3450 var. (obv. legend); North 787; SCBC 1158. Lovely deep iridescent tone. EF.


Ex Mark Freehill Collection, purchased from B.J. Dawson; Captain "Peter" Arnot Collection (Buckland, Dix, and Wood, 21 March 1995), lot 222.