Apr 11, 2012, 02:49 PM
Silver Penny of King Canute .
The weather forecast said showers . but the sun was shining so l decided to go off detecting as l had a new field to search, l had been on it about 20 years ago but l had only done a couple of hours then. Now l have got it again and can give it a good search. The sun was still shining when l started searching today . l spent 5 hours in total today with not too many signals, but just before l was ready to call it a day. Here it is a Silver penny of King Canute.
Canute Reigned from 1018 to 1035.
King Canute the Great
Apr 11, 2012, 03:27 PM
Cracking coin Mate...becoming the year of the saxon for the brits..weldone..Vote banner on this.
Apr 11, 2012, 03:40 PM
a bit of the past.
Who touched it last; the story that could be told..
What the hobby is all about.
have a good un..........
Last edited by SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS; Apr 11, 2012 at 03:48 PM.
In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.
Apr 11, 2012, 03:49 PM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 8 pieces
Gold= 2 Rings
Apr 11, 2012, 03:59 PM
Silver penny of King Canute is an awesome find, congrats!
Apr 11, 2012, 04:40 PM
Beautiful coin. I would like to visit that dig sight sometime.
Apr 11, 2012, 07:36 PM
TO BOLDLY GO!
USS ACADIA AD42
Apr 11, 2012, 07:43 PM
Wow that coin is old, congrats on a super find!!!
Apr 11, 2012, 08:26 PM
That is a Fantastic Coin.
Almost 1000 years old and it still looks Great.
You have my vote for Banner.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Live to Hunt, Hunt to Live
Apr 12, 2012, 07:29 AM
My first for 2 years : When you found yours l did say to leave one for me!! Hutch.
Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
Apr 12, 2012, 11:52 AM
I only got my first Canute last year & it was a cut half, yours is a real cracker. Maybe one day I will get another but I bet its in 10 years time!!
TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!
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How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
Apr 12, 2012, 04:51 PM
Apr 12, 2012, 09:46 PM
Wow! What an incredibly old and beautiful Silver penny of King Canute. UK history is fascinating. Do you know if King Canute was contemporary with the Battle of Hastings?
Thanks for sharing.
Apr 13, 2012, 07:37 AM
I'm not good with history but King Canute died 31 years before the Battle of Hastings, so maybe not!! Hutch.
Originally Posted by CivilWarStory
Apr 13, 2012, 09:21 AM
I also vote banner on this one. For those not in the know, Canute (Cnut) pennies easily sell for $200-400 in this condition and perhaps more if it is a rare mint/type. Myself I'm not very good with early hammered but I am curious to know what is the mint/moneyer is for this one.
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