Date: c. 1035-1060
Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Phase III, Class E (Plain bust with symbol – crude quatrefoil on neck) – Long Cross with one hand, one pellet and the symbol ‘S’ on reverse. Badly blundered legends on both obverse and reverse – undecipherable.
- Stylised bust of Ethelred II, imitating earlier Phase I types.
- Symbol on neck – quatrefoil.
- Blundered Legend: + DNITIIEIM:TEN:D
- Long cross, imitating earlier Phase I Long Cross type.
- One hand, one pellet and the symbol ‘S’ within the quadrants of the cross.
- Blundered Legend: + IIO D_II ITII LDI
- Phase 3
- Class E
- Type 2b
- 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)
2 thoughts on “Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbol), Type 2b – Quatrefoil on Neck”
This is another example of my coins. My coin is in extra fine condition slightly double struck on the reverse.
I often wonder how the moneyers struck coins and if they, like a farrier, occasionally “double tap” with the hammer on the anvil