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Important Scandinavian Cnut Imitation

Triton XXII, Lot: 1339. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SCANDINAVIA. 11th century AD. AR Penny (19.5mm, 1.20 g, 3h). Imitation of a Cnut Quatefoil type. ‘Olthus’ mint; ‘Eolth,’ moneyer. Struck after 1016. + CNVT REX ΛNGLORV, crowned bust left in quatrefoi / + EO LÐ O N OL ÐVS, voided long cross with triple-crescent ends and pellet at center, over quatrefoil. Malmer ‘single’ chain, dies 714.1907; Hild. 2998; P.W.P. Carlyon-Britton, “‘Uncertain’ Anglo-Saxon Mints and some New Attributions,” in BNJ 1909, p. 44-45; SCBI 15 (Copenhagen), 4233 (same dies); SCBI 25 (Helsinki), 1064 (same dies); SCBI 36 (Berlin), 1006 (same dies). Good VF, toned, slightly wavy flan, peck mark. Very rare.

Ex Allan Williams Collection, purchased form York Coins, April 2011.