Canute, silver short cross Penny, Bruton Mint, Aelfwine

Canute, silver short cross Penny, Bruton Mint, Aelfwine

Canute (1016-35), silver short cross Penny (1029-35), Bruton Mint, Moneyer Aelfwine, diademed bust left with sceptre, legend surrounding, CNVT .RECX, rev. pellet in annulet at centre of voided short cross, linear circles and legend surrounding, +EL.FPII ON BRIV, weight 1.06g (N.790; S.1159). Toned, flan a little undulating, some light marks, a full coin without pecks and a very rare mint indeed.


Ex Baldwin Auction 24, 9th October 2000, lot 960.

Ex Allan Williams Collection, part II, Spink Coin Auction, 3rd July 2018, lot 153.


The Latin legends translate as "Canute King" on obverse and on the reverse "Aelfwine of Bruton."

Bruton a village on the River Brue in Somerset about 12 miles from Wells, was probably fortified in Saxon times. There is a die link with the extremely rare Hillfort Mint of Cadbury where Aelfwine operated earlier in the period of Viking invasion under Aethelred II.


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