Date: c. 939-941 AD
Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). Anlaf Guthfrithsson. 939-941. Silver Penny (21mm, 1.41g). Eoferwic (York) mint; Ingelgar, moneyer. The type is closely related in both style and artistic accomplishment to the popular and very rare floral issue of Edward the Elder (SCBC 1078) struck by Heremod at the northwestern mint of Chester.
- References: CTCE Group X, a-c; SCBI 6 (Edinburgh), 74 var. (obv. legend);
- SCBI 34 (BM), 1276 var. (same); North 539; SCBC 1017
- Almost Extremely Fine (aEF)
- Lightly toned
- Very Fine (VF)
- Unusually, a full coin (these coins are often found as ‘cut’ halfpennies)
- Lightly toned
- Extremely rare
- Small cross pattée; tiny pellet and crescent below flanking inner ring
- Legend: +ANLAF REX EFOR
- Translates as: Anlaf, King of York
- INGELGAR below line from which springs a flower with two curved stalks, star below
- Legend: INGELGAR
- Translates as:
- Kingdom of Northumbria / Kingdom of York
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2 thoughts on “Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Anlaf Guthfrithsson, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria & York (Flower type)”
Totally cool I have never seen this coin before. Paul
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The Hiberno-Norse issued coins in Northumbria and York in the 10th C.
– some of them ruled Dublin at the same time
– it seems strange that they didn’t issue coins from there as well
These Vikings were also relatives of the ones that issued coins in the 11th C in Ireland.
I am trying to publish a comprehensive (illustrated) guide to Phase I, II, III and IV, including all major varieties.
Phases V, VI and VII is much more difficult – especially finding the images.