Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran). First reign, 941-944/5. AR Penny (19mm, 0.96 g, 11h). Triquetra type. York mint; Farmann, moneyer. + ΛNLΛF CVNVNC (inverted T), triquetra / + F·A·RH·A·H MONETA, fringed triangular standard bearing 'X' on cross-tipped pole. CTCE Group V, b-q; SCBI 30 (American), 278 var. (obv. legend); SCBI 34 (BM), 1249-52 var. (legends); North 540; SCBC 1020. Near EF, rich old tone, lightly creased with minor edge cracks. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Anlaf Sihtricsson Cuarán, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria

Date: First reign, c. 941-944/5 Description: 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…

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Anlaf Guthfrithsson. 939-941. AR Penny (20mm, 1.14 g, 7h). Eoferwic (York) mint; Athelferd, moneyer. + •ΛNL-•ΛF CVNVHC', raven with wings displayed, head left / + •ΛÐELFERD HINETΓ, small cross pattée. CTCE group IV, a-al; SCBI 4 (Copenhagen) 628-33 var. (legend); BMC 1092-6 var. (legend and stops); North 537; SCBC 1019. EMC 2015.0099 (this coin). Near EF, lightly toned. An excellent example of this iconic type.

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

Date: c. 939-41 AD Description: Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). Anlaf Guthfrithsson. 939-941. Silver Penny (20mm, 1.14 g, 7h). Eoferwic (York) mint; Athelferd, moneyer. CTCE group IV, a-al; SCBI 4 (Copenhagen) 628-33 var. (legend); BMC 1092-6 var. (legend and stops); North 537; SCBC 1019. EMC 2015.0099 (this coin). Almost Extremely Fine (aEF) Lightly toned An excellent example of this iconic…

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). St. Peter coinage. Circa 921-927. AR Penny (19mm, 1.19 g, 3hh). Sword/Hammer type. York mint. Struck under Sihtric II Caech. SCIIE/TIIIIO in two lines, voided sword and cross between, trefoils above and below / + ERIVIITOI, voided hammer, pellet in handle; horizontal lines flanking. Stewart & Lyon dies 26a; SCBI 4 (Copenhagen), 591 (same dies); BMC –; North 556; SCBC 1015 (this coin illustrated). EF, attractive old tone, good metal. Rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Sihtric II Caech, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria

Date: c. 921-27 AD Description: Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). St. Peter coinage, c. 921-927. Silver Penny (19mm, 1.19 g, 3hh). Sword/Hammer type. York mint. Struck under Sihtric II Caech. Stewart & Lyon dies 26a; SCBI 4 (Copenhagen), 591 (same dies); BMC –; North 556; SCBC 1015 (this coin illustrated). Extremely Fine (EF) Attractive old tone, good metal Rare. Obverse:…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (17.5mm, 1.20 g, 7h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; ‘Nirinn,’ moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. + I?TRC RE+ IDIFHI, draped bust left; inverted croizer behind / + ?I RI? N HO DFII, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in each angle. O`S 12 (same rev. die as illustration); SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 88 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125A. Good VF, toned.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (moneyer: Nirinn)

Date: c. 1018-1035   Description: Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. Silver Penny (17.5mm, 1.20 g, 7h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; ‘Nirinn,’ moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. O`S 12 (same rev. die as illustration); SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 88 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125A. Good VF (gVF) Toned Obverse: Draped bust left; inverted…

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (19mm, 1.30 g, 3h). Early Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; Steng, moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. + (retrograde Z)IHTR(IC) RE+ DIFL, draped bust right; cross pattée behind neck; pellet in each angle of neck / + (retrograde Z)TE NGM O DУF LNIR, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in each angle. Blackburn 4 –; O’S 10; cf. SCBI 8 (BM), 67 (for type); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 46 (same rev. die); D&F 23; cf. SCBC 6122. Near EF, toned. Very rare moneyer.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (moneyer: Steng)

Date: c. 1018-1035 Description: IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. Silver Penny (19mm, 1.30 g, 3h). Early Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; Steng, moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. Blackburn 4 –; O’S 10; cf. SCBI 8 (BM), 67 (for type); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 46 (same rev. die); D&F 23; cf. SCBC 6122. Almost Extremely…

Lambert Simnal, King of Ireland - during the reign of Henry VII (1485-1509), but struck under the authority of Gerald Mór FitzGerald, 8th Earl of Kildare (c. 1456–1513).

Irish Rare Coin Review: Silver Groat of Lambert Simnal, King of Ireland, c. 1487

Introduction: When Edward IV died, in 1483, his two surviving sons, Edward and Richard, then aged 12 and 9, were lodged in the Tower of London, under the protection of their uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. The eldest boy, Edward, was King Edward V (although he was never crowned) After the legitimacy of his father’s…

Inchiquin Money, Shilling, 5.52g., 30mm, issue of 1642, struck at Dublin, stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle both sides, (S.6533), good very fine, rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, Shilling

Date: c. 1642 Description: Inchiquin Money, Shilling, 5.52g., 30mm, issue of 1642, struck at Dublin, stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle both sides, (S.6533) Good Very Fine (gVF) Rare Obverse: Stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle Reverse: Stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle Country: Ireland Category:…

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown, irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within beaded and wire-line border, 29.49g (S 6532; DF 274; KM. 41). About very fine, very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown (Type 2)

Date: c. 1642   Description: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown, irregular flan, 29.49g (S 6532; DF 274; KM. 41) About Very Fine (aVF) or better for issue Very rare Obverse: Irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within beaded and wire-line border (Type 2)     Reverse:  Irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded and wire-line border (Type…

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown, irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded border, 29.62g (S 6532; DF 273; KM. 41). Very fine or better for issue, toned, very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown (Type 1)

Date: c. 1642 Description: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown, irregular flan, 29.62g (S 6532; DF 273; KM. 41). Very fine or better for issue Toned Very rare Obverse: irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded border (Type 1)     Reverse: irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded border (Type 1) Country: Ireland…