Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase III Silver Penny, Class E (Bust with Symbols), Type 1a (Pellet before Face). Long Cross with two hands


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. 1035-1060

An Hiberno-Norse silver penny, Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbols), Type 1a (Pellet before Face), with 2 stylised hands on reverse. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

An Hiberno-Norse silver penny, Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbols), Type 1a (Pellet before Face), with 2 stylised hands on reverse.

Description:

An Hiberno-Norse silver penny, Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbols), Type 1a (Pellet before Face). Long Cross with two hands on reverse. Blundered legends on both obverse and reverse – undecipherable.

Obverse:

  • Stylised bust of Ethelred II, imitating earlier Phase I types.
  • Symbol before face – pellet
  • Legend: Blundered and indecipherable.
    • + RYIYI  NEN  IINE

Reverse:

  • Long cross, imitating earlier Phase I Long Cross type.

  • Two hands within the quadrants of the cross.

  • Legend: Blundered and indecipherable.
    • + RLII  FIIT  YIII  IYII

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase III
    • Class E
      • Type 1a
  • Hammered

 


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