Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Ragnald Guthfrithsson, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria


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Date: c. 943-944/5 AD

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Ragnald Guthfrithsson. Circa 943-944/5. AR Penny (19mm, 0.95 g, 5h). Cross Moline type. York mint; Avra, moneyer. + RE·G·N·A·L·D CVNVΓ (V's as inverted A's), cross moline / + AVRA MONIT REΓ (V as inverted A), small cross pattée. CTCE Group VI; SCBI 34 (BM) 1257 var. (obv. legend); North 547; SCBC 1025. Good VF, light tone, good metal. Extremely rare

Description:

Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). Ragnald Guthfrithsson. Circa 943-944/5. Silver Penny (19mm, 0.95 g, 5h). Cross Moline type. York mint; Avra, moneyer. CTCE Group VI; SCBI 34 (BM) 1257 var. (obv. legend); North 547; SCBC 1025.

  • Good Very Fine (gVF)
    • Light tone, good metal
  • Extremely rare

Obverse:

  • Cross moline
  • + RE·G·N·A·L·D CVNVΓ (V’s as inverted A’s)

Reverse:

  • Small cross pattée
  • + AVRA MONIT REΓ (V as inverted A)

Country:

  • Northumbria

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Kingdom of Northumbria
  • Hammered

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