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Canute Helmet type Penny, Ilchester, Aethelwine Mus

Canute (1016-35), silver pointed helmet Penny (1024-30), Ilchester Mint, Moneyer Alfwine Mus, helmeted bust left with sceptre to bottom edge of coin, legend surrounding commences at top, CNVT R EX ANGL:, rev. pellet at centre of double annulet and voided short cross, pellet in broken annulet in each angle, linear circles and legend surrounding, + ÆL.FPINE MVS ON GIFE, weight 1.15g (Copenhagen 949/950; N.787; S.1158). Toned a pleasing very fine and perhaps the rarest moneyer at Ilchester having a double name and exists only for helmet type of Canute.

The Latin legends translate as "Canute King of the English" on obverse and on the reverse "Alfwine Mus of Ilchester."

Provenance:

Ex Spink Coin Auction, 17th December 2014, lot 498.

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