Lot Archive


№ 56


21 March 1995

Hammer Price:

Vikings in York: Cnut, MiRABlLlA FEi around small cross pattée, with pellet in two angles, reverse, cnvt at the end of the limbs of a patriarchal cross, rex and groups of pellets around, 1.25 gms (N.511; S.998). Extremely fine, rare (£120-150)

Cnut may have been struck by Knutr, a Danish leader recorded fighting in Northern England c.900 (BAR 180, p.348)