Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Four croziers forming cross in saltire / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends


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Date: c. 1065-1085/95

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt. Mid-late 11th century. AR Penny (18mm, 0.78 g). Phase V coinage. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1065-1085/95. Four croziers forming cross in saltire, with annulet at center; retrograde S to left, scourge to right; blundered and illegible legend around / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends and pellet at center; pellet, annulet, pellet, and ‘hand’ in angles; blundered and illegible legend around. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 269 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 350-1 (same dies); SCBC 6182. VF, toned. Struck on a broad flan. Very rare.

Description:

Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage.

  • Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt
    • Uncertain mint signature and moneyer.
  • Mid-late 11th century
    • Struck circa 1065-1085/95

SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 269 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 350-1 (same dies); SCBC 6182.

  • Approx. 18 mm, 0.78 g
  • VF, toned.
  • Struck on a broad flan.
    • Very rare.

Obverse:

  • Four croziers forming cross in saltire, with annulet at centre
  • Retrograde S to left, scourge to right
  • Blundered and illegible legend around

Reverse:

  • Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends and pellet at centre
  • Pellet, annulet, pellet, and ‘hand’ in angles
  • Blundered and illegible legend around

 

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 5
  • Hammered

 


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