Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Sihtric II Caech, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria


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Date: c. 921-27 AD

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). St. Peter coinage. Circa 921-927. AR Penny (19mm, 1.19 g, 3hh). Sword/Hammer type. York mint. Struck under Sihtric II Caech. SCIIE/TIIIIO in two lines, voided sword and cross between, trefoils above and below / + ERIVIITOI, voided hammer, pellet in handle; horizontal lines flanking. Stewart & Lyon dies 26a; SCBI 4 (Copenhagen), 591 (same dies); BMC –; North 556; SCBC 1015 (this coin illustrated). EF, attractive old tone, good metal. Rare.

Description:

Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). St. Peter coinage, c. 921-927. Silver Penny (19mm, 1.19 g, 3hh). Sword/Hammer type. York mint. Struck under Sihtric II Caech. Stewart & Lyon dies 26a; SCBI 4 (Copenhagen), 591 (same dies); BMC –; North 556; SCBC 1015 (this coin illustrated).

  • Extremely Fine (EF)
  • Attractive old tone, good metal
  • Rare.

Obverse:

  • Voided sword and cross between, trefoils above and below
  • SCIIE/TIIIIO in two lines

Reverse:

  • Voided hammer, pellet in handle; horizontal lines flanking
  • + ERIVIITOI

Country:

  • Northumbria

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Kingdom of Northumbria
  • Hammered

 

 

 


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