Irish Coin Daily: King John’s (REX) Coinage, Silver Halfpenny, Dublin Mint / Moneyer: Roberd

The Irish Coin Cabinet [banner] The Old Currency Exchange Dublin, Ireland.

Date: 1208/9-1216

John, silver halfpenny (REX coinage), Dublin mint, roberd moneyer. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.



King John’s Irish coinage, silver halfpenny. Dublin mint signature, with Roberd (moneyer) signature.

  • Weight: 0.6 g
  • Fine (F)


  • Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle
  • Legend:
    • IOH  ANN  ESRE
      • John, King


  • Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three stars around; all within triangle
  • Three crosses pattée around legend
  • Legend:
    • ROBE  RDO  NDI
      • Roberd of Dublin



  • Ireland


  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Anjou
    • Angevin
  • John as King of Ireland
    • REX Coinage
      • Dublin Mint
        • Moneyer: Roberd
  • Hammered


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