Date: c. 1035-1060
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.
- Plain Bust facing left, imitating Aethelred of England.
- Legend: + SIFITIE:III:DVIO
- Translates as: + SIHTRIC ____ DUBLIN
- Long Cross imitation, with symbolic hands in 2 quadrants and 2 large pellets in the other two.
- Legend: Badly blundered
- Phase 3
- Class A
- Type 3d
- Phase 3
- O’Brien Coin Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins & Their Links to Ireland
- O’Brien Coin Guide: Who Introduced Anglo-Saxon Coins to Ireland and why ?
- O’Brien Coin Guide: Introduction to the Hiberno-Norse Coinages of the Late 10th & Early 11th C
Other Useful Links:
- Checklist of Hiberno-Norse Coinage (A new web page devoted to this series)