Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class E – Quatrefoil Type) / Moneyer: STEGEN of Dublin


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Date: c. 1016-1020

Hiberno-Norse. Phase I, Class E Penny (19mm, 1.09 g). Imitating Cnut Quatrefoil type. Dublin mint, Stegen moneyer. Struck circa 1016-1020

Description:

Hiberno-Norse. Phase I, Class E silver penny. Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson.

  • Also known as:
    • Sihtric, Sitric and Sitrick in Irish texts
    • Sigtryg and Sigtryggr in Scandinavian texts

Imitating Cnut Quatrefoil type and struck circa 1016-1020.

  • Diameter: 19 mm
  • Weight: 1.09 g

Refs: SCBI 8 (BM), 60 var. (same rev. die; obv. legend); O’S 25; D&F 21; SCBC 6121.

  • Near EF, a couple peck marks.
  • Exceptionally high grade for issue.
  • Extremely rare.

Obverse:

  • Crowned bust facing left in quatrefoil
  • + SINTRC RE+ DУFLN M:
    • Sihtric, King of Dublin

Reverse:

  • Voided long cross with triple-crescent ends and pellet at center, over quatrefoil
  • + STEGEN: MΘ NΘND

    • Stegen, moneyer of Dublin

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 1
      • Class E
  • Hammered

 


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