Irish Coin Daily: Scandinavian Imitation of an Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Penny – Lund Mint


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. ?

Harthacnut, Penny, 1.06g, Scandinavian imitation in the style of a Hiberno-Norse long cross, Lund mint, +hardÐa cvnvc, bare bust left to base of coin, rev. +Ðorcetl on lv, long cross, each limb ending in three semicircles, a pellet in centre (cf. S.6103), crude, peck marks to the reverse, very fine, extremely rare

Description:

Harthacnut, Penny, 1.06g, Scandinavian imitation in the style of a Hiberno-Norse long cross, Lund mint. Peck marks to the reverse. A crude but recognisable imitation of an Hiberno-Norse, Phase 1, Class B penny (S.6103) itself imitating a penny of Harthacnut.

  • Very fine (VF)
  • Extremely rare

Obverse:

  • Bare bust left to base of coin
  • Legend: +HARDÐA CVNVC

Reverse:

  • Long cross, each limb ending in three semi-circles, a pellet in centre
  • Legend: +ÐORCETL ON LV

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Scandinavian Imitation of an Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 1
      • Class B
  • Hammered

 


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