Lot Archive


№ 244


21 March 1995

Hammer Price:

Cnut (1016-1035), Jewel cross type, Osget, Cambridge, oSGET ON GRANTEb, 1.17 gms (BMC xx; N.797; S. 1160). Almost extremely fine and extremely rare, in superb condition for a coin of such great rarity (£2,000-3,000)

This type is now considered to be posthumous, struck under the auspices of Cnut’s widow, Ælgifu Emma. No examples of the type for the mint known in the royal collections in Copenhagen and Stockholm, nor recorded in BMC