Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Kilkenny Mint / Waltrex)


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Date: c. 1190-1199

Ireland, John (as Lord), Second coinage, Halfpenny, Kilkenny, type Ib, Waltex, waltex on re, obv. reads iohannes, 0.70g/9h (O'Sullivan obv. die 5/rev. die 2; SCBI Belfast 139; S 6215; DF 40b). Parts of legend flat, otherwise about very fine and extremely rare

Description:

John (as Lord of Ireland), Second coinage, Halfpenny, Kilkenny, type Ib, Waltrex, 0.70g/9h (O’Sullivan obv. die 5/rev. die 2; SCBI Belfast 139; S 6215; DF 40b).

  • About Very Fine (aVF)
  • Parts of legend flat
  • Extremely rare

Obverse:

  • Facing diademed head, legend around
  • +IOHANNES

Reverse:

  • Voided cross potent, legend around
  • +WALTREX KE
    • Translates as “Waltrex of Kilkenny”

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Anjou
    • Angevin
  • Richard I (the Lion Heart)
    • John as Lord of Ireland
      • Second Coinage (Dominus / Cross Potent Issue)
        • Kilkenny Mint
          • Moneyer: Waltrex
  • Hammered

 


 

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