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ID:     76001857
Type:     Western Europe
Region:     England
City:     Kings of All England
Issuer:     Cnut
Date Ruled:     ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Penny
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD circa 1017-1023
Weight:     1.11 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     +CNVT REX LNGL•ORVM
Obverse Description:     Crowned bust left within quatrefoil
Reverse Legend:     +EÐESTA:N ON BLÐ
Reverse Description:     Voided long cross with triple-crescent ends and pellet at center, over quatrefoil
Mint:     Bath
Primary Reference:     SCBI 13 (Copenhagen), 33 (same dies)
Reference2:     Blackburn & Lyon Bath A style
Reference3:     Grinsell 3
Reference4:     BMC 6; North 781; SCBC 1157
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, lightly toned, slight wave in flan. Rare.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 1857 Aethelstan, moneyer Quatrefoil type Ex William J. Conte Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 58, 19 September 2002), lot 1776.This coin is from the earliest issue of Cnut’s coinage at Bath. Blackburn and Lyon note that the early bust style at Bath (style A) was of high artistic quality compared to contemporary issues of other mints, but was short-lived, being replaced by dies of typically crude style (Bath B).