Irish Coin Daily: King John’s REX Coinage, Silver Farthing, Dublin mint / Moneyer: Willem

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

Date: 1208/9-1216

John, silver farthing (REX coinage), Dublin mint, willem moneyer (struck on irregular flan). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.


John as King of England & Ireland (REX coinage), silver farthing, Dublin Mint, Moneyer: Willem.

  • Weight: 0.33 g
  • Diameter: 9 mm

References: Cf. Withers VI p. 37; –; SCBC 6234

  • Near VF, toned, weak in parts.
  • Struck on an irregular flan.
    • Very rare


  • Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle
  • Legend missing on this specimen


  • Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon
    • Legend:
      • WI LЄ MO



  • Ireland


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


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