Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbol), Type 2a – Cross Pattée on Neck


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. 1035-1060

Hiberno-Norse, Phase III, Class E silver penny (Plain bust with symbol - cross on neck). Two hands on reverse. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Hiberno-Norse, Phase III, Class E silver penny (Plain bust with symbol – cross on neck). Two hands on reverse.

Description:

Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Phase III, Class E (Plain bust with symbol – cross on neck), two hands on reverse. Badly blundered legends on both obverse and reverse – undecipherable.

Obverse:

  • Stylised bust of Ethelred II, imitating earlier Phase I types.
  • Symbol on neck – cross pattée.
  • Legend: Badly blundered.

Reverse:

  • Long cross, imitating earlier Phase I Long Cross type.
  • Two hand symbols within the cross quadrants.
  • Legend: Badly blundered.

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 3
      • Class E
      • Type 2a
  • Hammered

 


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