Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1035-1055/60. AR Penny (17.5mm, 0.86 g, 7h). Phase III coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. +IIITIDFILFIDI, draped bust left / +I- I·-I-I LII LII, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in first quarter, ‘hand’ symbols in second and third quarters. O`S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 188 (same dies); D&F 24; SCBC 6132. Superb EF, toned, thin flan crack

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase III

Date: c. 1035-1055/60 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (17.5mm, 0.86 g, 7h). Phase III coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. O`S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 188 (same dies); D&F 24; SCBC 6132. Extremely Fine (EF) Toned, thin flan crack. Obverse: +IIITIDFILFIDI, draped bust left Reverse: +I- I·-I-I LII LII, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet…

Ireland, Hiberno-Norse, Sihtric, penny, phase II (c.1015-1035), imitating long cross type of Aethelred II, + SIHTRC RE DIFLM, bust l., rev. + FÆ REMI NMO DYHI, long voided cross, pellet in each angle (S.6122; D&F.23), bottom edge very ragged, about very fine, scarce

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (moneyer: Faeremin)

Date: c. 1015-1035 Description: Hiberno-Norse, Sihtric, penny, phase II (c.1015-1035), imitating long cross type of Aethelred II,  (S.6122; D&F.23), bottom edge very ragged About very fine (aVF) Scarce Obverse: + SIHTRC RE DIFLM, bust l (translates as “Sihtric, King of Dublin”) Reverse: + FÆ REMI NMO DYHI, long voided cross, pellet in each angle (translates as Moneyer =…

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse Kings, Sihtric Anlafsson, Phase One (c.995-1020), Silver Penny, Dublin mint, moneyer Eole, imitation of Aethelred II CRVX type, draped bust with sceptre left, linear circle and legend surrounding with outer beaded circle, retrograde S at start of legend, SHIR DIFLI DIFLIMEO, rev voided cross within linear circle, letters C R V X in each angle, legend surrounding, + EOLE O- DIFLIME:, 1.43g (SCBI 9:12; DF 1; S 6100).

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class A – CRUX Type) in the name of Sihtric (EOLE)

Date: c. 996-1001 IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse Kings, Sihtric Anlafsson, Phase One (c.995-1020), Silver Penny, Dublin mint, moneyer Eole, imitation of Aethelred II CRVX type, draped bust with sceptre left, linear circle and legend surrounding with outer beaded circle, retrograde S at start of legend, 1.43g (SCBI 9:12; DF 1; S 6100). Legend a little blundered, otherwise good…

Ireland. Henry VII (1485-1509) AR Groat. Dublin, c.1485-1487. [RЄX] ΛnGL IЄ FRΛ nC[IЄ], coat of arms over long cross with triple pellet ends / [DOmI] nVS hУBЄ RnIЄ, three crowns over long cross with triple pellet ends. S 6415. 1.92g, 22mm, 11h. Good Very Fine. Of exceptional quality and visual appeal.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII (1485-1509), Dublin Mint

Date: c. 1485-1487 Description: Henry VII Silver Groat. Dublin mint, c.1485-1487. [RЄX] ΛnGL IЄ FRΛ nC[IЄ], coat of arms over long cross with triple pellet ends / [DOmI] nVS hУBЄ RnIЄ, three crowns over long cross with triple pellet ends. S 6415. 1.92g, 22mm, 11h. Good Very Fine (gVF) Of exceptional quality and visual appeal. Country: Ireland…

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Edward IV (1461-1483)

Date: c. 1460-1463 Description: Edward IV Silver Groat. Dublin mint, c.1460-1463. Large crown within tressure of nine arches, each arch ending in triple pellets / CIVI TΛS DVBL InIЄ (double saltire stops) large cross pattée; triple pellets in quarters; central annulet in second and third quarters. S 6272. 2.44g, 23mm, 8h. Very Fine, albeit with some clipping. Extremely…

IRELAND. JAMES I, 1603-1626. 2nd Coinage. Shilling, nd (1604-07). Mm rose. Obv: Crowned bust right. Rev: Crowned harp. 4.35 grams. S.6515 / DF 261. Fine to Very Fine.

Irish Coin Daily: James I, Silver Shilling, Third Bust / Second Irish Coinage – m.m. Rose (1605/6)

Date: c. 1605-06 Description: James I, 2nd Coinage. Irish Shilling, no date, but the mint mark: Rose denotes the year 1605-06. Struck at the Tower Mint, London. Weight: 4.35 grams. . Fine to Very Fine  (F / VF) References: S.6515 / DF 261 Obverse: Crowned (third) bust of James I, facing right. The third bust can be…

Ireland. Henry III (1216-1272) AR Penny. Dublin, c. 1251-1254. Һ(ЄNR)I CVS R ЄX III, crowned facing bust, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right; all within triangle / RIC (AR)D O(N D) IVЄ, voided long cross, with trefoil in each angle. SCBI 10, Belfast 438-64; S 6236. 1.41g, 18mm, 4h.

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 1a (Moneyer: Ricard of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254 Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 1a Weight: 1.41g Diameter: 18mm Very Fine (VF) References: S.6235, SCBI 10, Belfast Plate IX, 428-429. Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right; all within a double triangle Legend: (ЄNR)I CVS R ЄX III Translates as: Richard III, King Reverse: Voided long cross,…

Galway, Ballyglunin Estate (M I Blake) 8d truck token

O’Brien Coin Guide: Truck/Scrip Tokens of Ballyglunin Estate, Co Galway

Introduction: Perhaps one of the most dispicable practises of the so-called landlord classes in Ireland (and elsewhere) was the ‘truck’ system whereby employees were sometimes partly paid in ‘Truck’ Tokens, spendable only in the issuer’s own shops, where prices were generally higher than elsewhere. The word truck is derived from the French troquer, meaning to “exchange” or “barter”…