Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbol), Type 1b – Pellet within Annulet before Face & 4 pellets below. Long Cross with two hands


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. 1035-1060

Hiberno-Norse Phase III, Class E (Plain bust, symbol before face), Type 1a (Pellet within Annulet) Echmarcach mac Ragnaill. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Hiberno-Norse Phase III, Class E (Plain bust, symbol before face), Type 1b (Pellet within Annulet) Echmarcach mac Ragnaill.

Description:

Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Phase III, Class E (Plain bust with symbol before face), Type 1b – pellet within annulet. Long Cross with 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 before face – pellet within annulet.
  • Blundered Legend: + III IIII O IIT IIIIII

Reverse:

  • Long cross, imitating earlier Phase I Long Cross type.
  • Two hands within the quadrants of the cross.
  • Blundered Legend: + IIO III:III  II:IIO IIII

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 3
      • Class E
      • Type 1b
  • Hammered

 


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