Lot Archive


№ 233


21 March 1995

Hammer Price:

Cnut (1016-1035), Short cross type, Hunna, Malmesbury, HVNA ON MEaLM, 1.12 gms. Extremely fine and excessively rare, in outstanding condition for a coin of such great rarity, and probably the only example of moneyer and type of this extremely rare mint outside Scandinavia (£1,500-2,000)

Only two other coins of this moneyer and type are recorded, both in Scandinavian national collections (SCBI Copenhagen 3135, different dies, and Hildebrand 2894). Provenance unrecorded, purchased 1977.