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247, Lot: 739. Estimate $200.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (19mm, 1.16 g, 6h). Quatrefoil type (BMC VIII). London mint; Sibwine, moneyer. Struck circa 1017-1023. + [CN]VT REX ΛNGLO:, crowned bust left within quatrefoil / +SP[ET]IN [LV](ND), voided long cross with triple-crescent ends and pellet at center, over quatrefoil. Blackburn & Lyon Lon. Ae style; SCBI 14 (Copenhagen), 2934 (same dies); BMC -; North 781; SCBC 1157. VF, toned, flan a little wavy.

From the illustration of the Copenhagen piece, it is clear that the obscured areas of the legends seen here are actually from faults in the dies, rather than a consequence of wear.