Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase III, Class D (Bust with Hand behind Head), Type 1 – Long Cross with two hands


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. 1035-1060

Hiberno-Norse Phase III, Class D - Bust with Hand behind Head, Type 1 - Long Cross with two hands. Echmarcach mac Ragnaill. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Hiberno-Norse Phase III, Class D – Bust with Hand behind Head, Type 1 – Long Cross with two hands. Echmarcach mac Ragnaill.

Description:

Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Phase III, Class D (Bust with Hand behind Head), 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.
  • Bust with Hand behind Head.
  • 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 D
      • Type 1
  • Hammered

 


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