Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Dublin Mint / Tomas)


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Date: c. 1190-1199

Ireland. John as lord of Ireland (1177-1199), AR Half-penny. Dublin, c. 1190-1198. +IOHANNES DO, facing diademed head / +TOMAS…VVE, voided cross potent. SCBI 10, Belfast, 231-74; S 6205. 0.71g, 14mm, 6h.

Description:

Ireland. John as Lord of Ireland (1177-1199), silver halfpenny. Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), Dublin mint, c. 1190-1199. SCBI 10, Belfast, 231-74; S 6205. 0.71g, 14mm, 6h.

  • Very Fine (VF)

Obverse:

  • Facing diademed head, legend around
  • +IOHANNES DO
    • Translates as “John Dominus”

Reverse:

  • Voided cross potent, legend around
  • +TOMAS…VVE
    • Translates as “Tomas of Dublin”

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Anjou
    • Angevin
  • Henry II
    • John as Lord of Ireland
      • Second Coinage (Dominus / Cross Potent Issue)
        • Dublin Mint
          • Moneyer: Tomas
  • Hammered

 


 

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