Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase III, Class A (Plain Bust), Type 3d (2 Hands + 2 large pellets on Rev.)


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. 1035-1060

Hiberno-Norse Phase III, Class A, Plain bust, Type 3d - Long Cross with two hands + two large pellets. Echmarcach mac Ragnaill. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Hiberno-Norse Phase III, Class A, Plain bust, Type 3d – Long Cross with two hands + two large pellets. Echmarcach mac Ragnaill

Description:

Hiberno-Norse coinage, Phase III, Class A, Type 3d silver penny. The obverse is, unusually, quite legible (Sihtric, King of Dublin) but the reverse legend is, as more usual, badly blundered and indecipherable. This suggests that this coin was produced quite early in Phase III.

Obverse:

  • Plain Bust facing left, imitating Aethelred of England.
  • Legend: + SIFITIE:III:DVIO
    • Translates as: + SIHTRIC ____ DUBLIN

Reverse:

  • Long Cross imitation, with symbolic hands in 2 quadrants and 2 large pellets in the other two.
  • Legend: Badly blundered

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 3
      • Class A
      • Type 3d
  • Hammered

 


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