Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Third Coinage, Downpatrick Mint / Thomas)


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: 1198-1199

John (as Lord of Ireland), Third coinage, Halfpenny, Downpatrick, Tomas, CAPVT IOHANNIS, rev. THOMAS ON DVN. Extremely rare. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

John (as Lord of Ireland), Third coinage, Halfpenny, Downpatrick Mint, Moneyer: Thomas, CAPVT IOHANNIS, rev. THOMAS ON DVN. Extremely rare

Description:

John (as Lord of Ireland), Silver Halfpenny, Third Coinage (Cross Pommée). Downpatrick Mint signature (DVN). Moneyer: Thomas.

  • Weight: 0.72g
  • Grade:
    • Slightly off-centre, otherwise about very fine (aVF),
    • An extremely rare mint
  • References:
    • S. 6219
    • Not listed in SCBI Ulster
    • Not listed in Dowle & Finn

Obverse:

  • Facing, diademed head
  •  Legend:
    • CAPVT IOHANNIS

Reverse:

  • Double Cross Pommée
  • Legend
    • THOMAS ON DVN

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Anjou
    • Angevin
  • Richard I (the Lion Heart)
    • John as Lord of Ireland
      • Third Coinage (Dominus / Cross Pommée Issue)
        • Dublin Mint
          • Moneyer: Thomas
  • Hammered

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