Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbols), Type 5a – Long Cross with three pellets and one hand (stigmata type)


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. 1035-1060

Hiberno-Norse Phase III, Class E, Plain bust, symbol on Neck (one pellet), Type 5a - three pellets behind head, Long Cross, 3 pellets + 1 stigmata hand. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Hiberno-Norse Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbols), Type 5a – Plain bust, Pellet on Neck, plus three pellets behind Head; Rev. Long Cross, 3 pellets + 1 stigmata hand.

Description:

Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbols), Type 5a – Pellet on Neck, plus three pellets behind Head; Rev. Long Cross, with three pellets + hand (stigmata) in the quadrants of the reverse cross. Badly blundered legends on both obverse and reverse – undecipherable.

Obverse:

  • Stylised bust of Ethelred II, imitating earlier Phase I types.
  • Bust facing left, with Pellet on Neck, plus three pellets behind Head.
  • Blundered Legend:

Reverse:

  • Long cross, imitating earlier Phase I Long Cross type.
  • Three pellets + hand (stigmata) in the quadrants.
  • Blundered Legend:

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 3
      • Class E
      • Type 5a
  • Hammered

 


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