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


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. 1000-1010

Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B Sihtric III Olafsson. Silver Penny (20mm, 1.35 g, 12h). Long Cross type. Winchester mint signature; 'Birhtioth,' moneyer. + SIHTRC RE + DУFLN, draped bust right; pellet behind / + BIR HTIΘ Đ MIΘ RINI, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends.

Description:

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. English mint signature: Winchester. Moneyer: Birhtioth.

  • Diameter: 20 mm
  • Weight: 1.35g
  • Extremely Fine (EF), nicely toned
    • Extremely rare

References:

  • O’S –; SCBI 37 (Polish), 323 (same dies); SCBC 6104

Obverse:

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

Reverse:

  • Voided long cross, no pellets in quadrants, with triple crescent ends
  • Legend:
    • BIR HTIΘ Đ MIΘ RINI
      • Birhtioth, Moneyer of Winchester

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

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

 


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