Reproduction Cnut Quatrefoil Type Penny
Obverse: Crowned and draped bust of Cnut left, within quatrefoil. Text around CNVT REX ANGLO PVM.
Reverse: Long cross of two lines voided, each bar terminating in two crescents, pellet in centre, within quatrefoil with pellet at apex of each cusp. Text around DRENG MO LINC.
History: Cnut (or Canute) was proclaimed King by the Danish fleet in England in 1014 but was forced to leave. He returned in 1015 and in 1016 agreed on a division of the country with Eadmund Ironsides. In November 1016 Eadmund died and Cnut secured all England, marrying Emma of Normandy. Cnut also became King of Denmark and Norway, he died in 1035.
There were three types of pennies struck during Cnut’s reign. The Quatrefoil type pennies date from the early part of Canute's reign and were being minted from around 1017 through to 1023. There is a high degree of regional variation in the style and dies of the Quatrefoil type.
Date: Quatrefoil type, moneyer Dreng, minted Lincoln, 1017-1023 AD