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


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Date: 1205-1211

John as King (REX coinage) silver farthing, Limerick Mint / Moneyer: Willem. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Description:

King John’s Irish coinage, silver farthing. Limerick mint, with Willem (moneyer) signature.

  • Weight: 0.38 g
  • Very fine (VF)
    • Extremely Rare

References: DF 52; Withers -; S.6234A

Obverse:

  • Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle
  • Legend:
    • IOh AN REX
      • John, King

Reverse:

  • Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon
  • Legend:
    • WIL LEM ON L
      • Willem of Limerick

 


Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

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

 


 

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