Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata. 1052-1070. AR Penny (18mm, 0.50 g, 9h). Phase IV coinage, Facing bust/Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1055/60-1065/70. IIIIIIIIIII•III[...] II•I[...]IIII, schematized facing bearded head: pellet-in-annulet eyes, annulet cheeks, curvilinear mouth and mustache with one pellet at end, and linear beard; annulet above / IIIIII III, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; in first and fourth angles, retrograde S with triple pellets at each end, “hand” symbol in second, and annulet-with-tail symbol in third. Blackburn 4, –; O’S 46 var. (symbol in third quarter); SCBI 8 (BM), –; cf. SCBI 32 (Belfast), 309; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 235; D&F 27; SCBC 6176. VF, toned, area of weak strike. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase IV (’scratched die’) coinage, Facing Bust type

Date: c. 1055/60-1065/7 Description: Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata. 1052-1070. Silver Penny (18mm, 0.50 g, 9h). Phase IV coinage, Facing bust/Long Cross type, thought to have been imitative of contemporary English coins of Edward the Confessor. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1055/60-1065/70. Blackburn 4, –; O’S 46 var. (symbol in third quarter); SCBI 8 (BM), –;…

John De Courcy, Lord of Ulster (1177-1205), Farthing, anonymous issue, Downpatrick Mint, Processional cross within beaded circle, +PATRICII legend, rev short cross potent with crescents in angles, within beaded circle, +DE DVNO legend, 0.36g (Withers Downpatrick 1; D.F. 47; S.6225). Toned, a pleasing very fine for issue and extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Farthing of John de Courcy, Lord of Ulster, (Second ‘Anonymous’ Coinage)

Date: c. 1195  Description: John De Courcy, Lord of Ulster (1177-1205), Farthing, anonymous issue, Downpatrick Mint, 0.36g (Withers Downpatrick 1; D.F. 47; S.6225). Very Fine (VF) Toned, nicely preserved specimen for type Extremely Rare Obverse: Processional cross within beaded circle +PATRICII Reverse: Short cross potent with crescents in angles, within beaded circle +DE DVNO Country:…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1110-1150. Silver Penny (20mm, 0.83 g). Phase VII (semi-bracteate) coinage, ‘Scrabo’ with Quatrefoil type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left / · quatrefoil over long cross. O`S 65; SCBI 8 (BM) 251–2; D&F 33; SCBC 6191

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VII (Scrabo Type)

Date: c. 1110-1150   Description: Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1110-1150. Silver Penny (20mm, 0.83 g). Phase VII (semi-bracteate) coinage, ‘Scrabo’ with Quatrefoil type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left / · quatrefoil over long cross. O`S 65; SCBI 8 (BM) 251–2; D&F 33; SCBC 6191. Good VF (gVF) Very rare Obverse: bust left IIII+IIIIIIII Reverse: quatrefoil over…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1095/1100-1150. AR Penny (18mm, 0.46 g). Phase VI coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left; croizer before, quatrefoil on neck / Voided long cross; pellets and scepters in opposite quarters. O`S 22; SCBI 8 (BM), 366-75; D&F 32; SCBC 6187. Good VF, toned

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI (Long Cross type)

Date: c. 1095/1100-1150 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1095/1100-1150. Silver Penny (18mm, 0.46 g). Phase VI coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. O`S 22; SCBI 8 (BM), 366-75; D&F 32; SCBC 6187. Good VF (gVF) Toned Obverse: Bust left; croizer before, quatrefoil on neck Reverse: Voided long cross; pellets and scepters in opposite quarters. Country: Ireland Category:…

Hiberno-Norse. Phase I (c.995-1020), Class D Penny in the name of Sihtric Anlafsson c.1010-16, Dublin mint, S-6117, DF-18, MS63 PCGS. + SIHTRY REX DYFLNIIΘ, bust left / + SIHLΘDIL MII GIHLI, short cross. An imitation of Æthelred's last small cross coinage, this example is exceptional in its strike and surfaces. The legends, although difficult, are legible and the portrait is excellent. The flan is of good metal without cracks or flaws, exhibits upturned rims + one small peckmark on the reverse. Rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Phase I (c.995-1020) Penny in the name of Sihtric Anlafsson c.1010-16, Dublin mint, S-6117, DF-18, MS63 PCGS. An imitation of Æthelred’s last small cross coinage, this example is exceptional in its strike and surfaces. The legends, although difficult, are legible and the portrait is excellent. The flan is of good metal without…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.47 g, 4h). Phase I coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint; Færeman, moneyer. Struck circa 1000-1010. Draped bust left; pellet to right / + FÆ REM N M(dart)Θ DYFLI, voided long cross, with pellet at center and triple-crescent ends; pellet in each central crescent. Cf. O'S 6; SCBI 8 (BM), 21 var. (rev. legend); SCBI 32 (Ulster), 19-20; SCBC 6103. EF, lightly toned, slight bow to flan

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric (FAEREMIN)

Date: c. 1000-1010 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.47 g, 4h). Phase I Class B coinage (Long Cross type). Cf. O’S 6; SCBI 8 (BM), 21 var. SCBI 32 (Ulster), 19-20; SCBC 6103. Extremely Fine (EF) Lightly toned, slight bow to flan Obverse: Draped bust left; pellet to right Reverse: voided long…