Date: First reign, c. 941-944/5
Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). Anlaf Sihtricsson (Cuaran). First reign, 941-944/5. Silver Penny (19mm, 0.96 g, 11h). Triquetra type. York mint; Farmann, moneyer. CTCE Group V, b-q; SCBI 30 (American), 278 var. (obv. legend); SCBI 34 (BM), 1249-52 var. (legends); North 540; SCBC 1020.
- Almost Extremely Fine (aEF)
- Rich old tone, lightly creased with minor edge cracks
- Very rare
- + ΛNLΛF CVNVNC (inverted T)
The triquetra, a common element in interlace design and a motif the recurs on 11th-century Danish and Norwegian coins, and a triangular banner of distinctive Viking form found in Scandinavian metalwork and on some rare London coins of Cnut.
Yet this design can also be recognized in a Christian context: the triquetra represents the Trinity in some 7th-/8th-century art, and the triangular banner on the coins is decorated with a cross.
- Fringed triangular standard bearing ‘X’ on cross-tipped pole.
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