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


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Date: c. 1195 

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

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:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Anjou
    • Angevin
  • Henry II
    • John de Courcy, Lord of Ulster
    • Second ‘Anonymous’ Coinage, AD 1195
  • Mint
    • Downpatrick
  • Hammered

 


 

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