Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny (NERRNII)


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Date: c. 1018-1035

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (18.5mm, 0.85 g, 12h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature; 'Nerrnii,' moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. + HNTRC RE+ II·N[...], draped bust left; two pellets before, cross behind / + NER RNII II MO IEIT, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in each angle. O'S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 82 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125. Good VF, toned, struck from worn dies.

Description:

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Silver penny (18.5mm, 0.85 g, 12h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature; ‘Nerrnii,’ moneyer. O’S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 82 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125.

  • Good VF (gVF)
  • Toned, struck from worn dies.

Obverse:

  • draped bust left; two pellets before, cross behind
  • + HNTRC RE+ II·N[…]

Reverse:

  • voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in each angle
  • + NER RNII II MO IEIT

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase II
      • Mint uncertain
      • Moneyer = Nerrnii
  • Hammered

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