Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Stylized facing bust / Voided long cross & symbols


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Date: c. 1095-1100

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1065-1085/95. AR Penny (18mm, 0.54 g). Phase V coinage, Facing Bust type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Stylized facing bust wearing pyramidal helmet / Voided long cross; ‘hand’ symbol in one quarter, S symbol in others. O'S 46; SCBI –; D&F 29; SCBC 6176. VF, toned. Well struck. Rare.

Description:

Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Facing bust and symbols type.

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

References: O’S 46; SCBI –; D&F 29; SCBC 6176.

  • Diameter: 18mm
  • Weight: 0.54 g
  • Very Fine (VF)
    • Toned and well struck
      • Rare

Obverse:

  • Stylized facing bust wearing pyramidal helmet
    • Illegible legend

Reverse:

  • Voided long cross; ‘hand’ symbol in one quarter, S symbol in others.
    • Illegible legend (Uncertain mint signature and moneyer)

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 5
      • Class F
  • Hammered

 


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