Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase IV (Scratched Die), Type 2 – Bust left, two pellets in front, trefoil on neck, pellet + quatrefoil behind.


Date: c. 1060-65

Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase IV (scratched die) Type 2 – Bust left, two pellets in front, trefoil on neck, pellet + quatrefoil behind. The old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Description:

An Hiberno-Norse silver penny. Phase IV, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer.

  • Diameter: 18 mm
  • Weight: 1.01 g

References:

  • Cf. Blackburn 4, Fig. 6, 6 (for type)
  • O’S –; cf. SCBI 8 (BM), 147 (same); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 313; D&F 25; SCBC 6134

Good Very Fine (gVF)

  • Toned, slightly wavy flan.
  • Very rare.

Obverse:

Draped bust right; pelleted cross behind neck; two pellets in left field, one pellet in right; four pellets on neck.

Legend:

  • Badly blundered, illegible.
  • + IИ (inverted F) II (inverted F) N (pellet-in-annulet) (ИF) IИDИ

Reverse:

Long cross, with triple crescent ends; triple pellets in first angle, + and two pellets in second and fourth, and “hand” symbol in third.

Legend:

  • Badly blundered, illegible.
  • IIII III IIII IIII

 

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 4
      • Scratched Die Issue
  • Hammered

 


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