Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Farthing (Second Coinage, Dublin Mint / ADAM)


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Date: c. 1190-1199

John, as Lord. 1190-1199. AR Farthing (0.35 gm). Second coinage. Dublin mint. Mascle with trefoils at corners / ADAM counter-clockwise around cross. The D not retrograde, as on most other known specimens. Seaby 6220; D&F 41. VF, deeply toned. Particularly fine style obverse. Very rare

Description:

John, as Lord. 1190-1199. Silver Farthing (0.35 gm). Second coinage. Dublin mint.  Seaby 6220; D&F 41. Particularly fine style obverse.

  • Very Fine (VF)
  • Deeply toned
  • Very rare.

Obverse:

  • Mascle with trefoils at corners

Reverse:

  • ADAM counter-clockwise around cross.
  • The D not retrograde, as on most other known specimens

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)
        •  Dublin Mint
          • Moneyer: Adam
  • Hammered

 


 

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