Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (OSGUN of Lincoln)


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. 1000-1010

Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase I, Class B (Sihtric Anlafsson), 1.51g, Obv. + SIHTRC REX DУFLNMΘ, draped bust left; pellet behind. Rev. ΘS GVN MΩΘ LINΘ (Osgun of Lincoln). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase I, Class B, Sihtric, King of Dublin (Moneyer: Osgun, of Lincoln)

 

 

Hiberno-Norse, Phase I Silver Penny in the name of ‘Sihtric, King of Dublin’, Silver Penny in imitation of the English, Aethelred II Long Cross type.

  • Diameter: 19 mm
  • Weight: 1.51g
  • Good VF, toned, quite a few peck marks (indicating substantial usage)
  • Minor flan waviness (possibly tested by bending)
    • Extremely rare

References:

  • SCBI -; SCBC 6104

Obverse:

  • Bare headed draped bust left, pellet behind head
  • Legend:
    • + SIHTRC REX DУFLNMΘ
    • Translates as Sihtric, King of Dublin

Reverse:

  • Voided long cross, no pellets in quadrants, with triple crescent ends
  • Legend:
    • + ΘS GVN MΩΘ LINΘ
      • Osgun, Moneyer of Lincoln

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase I
    • Class B (Long Cross issue)
      • Mint = Lincoln
      • Moneyer = Osgun
  • Hammered

 


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