Date: c. 1095-1100 ?
An Hiberno-Norse silver penny, Phase V (1065-1100) with uncertain mint signature (illegible legends) and unknown moneyer.
- Height: 16 mm
- Weight: 0.77 g
- Very Fine (VF)
- Toned, some light porosity, crimped
- A unique coin, not listed in any of the catalogues.
- Lindsay –; Roth –; O’Sullivan – (cf. 54 for obv.); SCBI –: SCBC –: DF–: S–.
- Listed as Phase V because it has a reverse similar to an Edward the Confessor type
Degraded facing bust (possibly derived from a bust of William I ?); pseudo-legend around.
Expanding cross (derived from Edward the Confessor BMC Type 5); pseudo-legend around. Double-struck on reverse.
The original Edward the Confessor ‘expanding cross’ types were struck in England c. 1050-1053 and it is likely this Hiberno-Norse variant was struck much later because the obverse doesn’t seem similar to any of Edward’s facing busts.
- Phase 5
- Class F (Stylised facing and profile busts)
- Type ?
- Phase 5
Other Coins in this Series:
- The Old Currency Exchange: Checklist (Hiberno-Norse)
- O’Brien Coin Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins & Their Links to Ireland
- O’Brien Coin Guide: Who Introduced Anglo-Saxon Coins to Ireland and why ?
- O’Brien Coin Guide: Introduction to the Hiberno-Norse Coinages of the Late 10th & Early 11th C