Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase V, Class B, Silver Penny, Degraded facing crowned bust with large annulets at sides – Two Stars type of William I (or Henry I Annulets type)


Date: c. 1075-80

 

Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, c.1065-1095, Penny, 1.00g, group G/b, degraded facing crowned bust with large annulets at sides, most likely derived from the Two Stars type of William I (but equally possibly also from Henry I Annulets type- BMC1)

Description:

An Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class B, Silver Penny. Degraded facing crowned bust with large annulets at sides, most likely derived from the Two Stars type of William I (but equally possibly also from Henry I Annulets type- BMC1)

  • Weight: 1.00 g

References:

  • see SCBI Ulster 344-5; SCBI British Museum, 209-10 and Roth 169-170 for obverse; S.6173
  • the reverse type is unrecorded

Flan chipped in two places at seven and ten o’clock; severely cracked.

  • Good Fine (gF)
  • Exceedingly rare

Obverse:

  • Voided long cross with E’s and trefoils of pellets in alternate angles
    • most likely derived from the ‘Two Stars type’ of William I
    • or, possibly also from the ‘Annulets type’ of Henry I (BMC1)
  • Blundered and illegible (pseudo-) legend around

Reverse:

  • Cross fleury, pellets in angles
  • Blundered and illegible (pseudo-) legend around.

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 5
      • Class B
  • Hammered

 


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