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


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Date: c. 1190-1199

 

John as Lord, Second DOMinus coinage, Halfpenny, Waterford mint, c.1190 - c.1199, S.6208. 0.77 g., moneyer Gefrei. Obv. legend IOHANNES DOM around diademed facing head. Rev. legend GEFREI . ON WAT around voided cross potent with annulet. Good Very Fine with good centering and all legends well struck. Old tone. Seldom seen moneyer for this scarce issue

Description:

John (as Lord of Ireland), Silver Halfpenny (0.77 g). Second (‘DOMinus’) coinage, Group II, cross pommée. Waterford mint; Gefrei, moneyer. Struck circa 1198-1199. S.6208 Gefrei; DF39.

  • Good Very Fine (gVF)
  • Toned, well centered
  • Scarce

Obverse:

  • Diademed facing head
  • IOHANNES DOM
    • Translates and expands to “John Dominus” (Lord of Ireland)

Reverse:

  • Voided cross potent with annulet
  • GEFREI . ON WAT
    • Translates as “Gefrei of Waterford”

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)
        • Waterford Mint
          • Moneyer: Gefrei
  • Hammered

 


 

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