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Lot 30600

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30600
Date (898-915)
Country Great Britain
Service Catalog # 661000
Denomination Penny
Description Viking Coinage of York (c.895-902). Cnut Cunnetti Penny ND, York mint, North-501, S-993, MS62 NGC. Obv. + CNVT (in chrismatic form) REX, a patriarchal cross with two crosslets in angles. Rev.? +CVNNETTI, small cross with two pellets. Olive-toned luster and dark highpoints accent an exacting strike on a slightly wavy flan of good metal without flaws or peckmarks. Knutr and Hunedeus were both Viking leaders active in Northeast England at the end of the ninth century. North notes these leaders as the possible source of this coinage based on a hoard study by Lyon and Stewart in Anglo-Saxon Coins. Realized $1,057.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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