Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI – Crude draped bust left / Voided long cross, pellet within annulet at centre


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Date: c. 1095/1100-1150

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VI silver penny - Crude draped bust left, crozier before, quatrefoil behind; Long cross, pellet within annulet at centre, sceptre and pellet in opposing quarters

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VI silver penny – Crude draped bust left, crozier before, quatrefoil behind; Long cross, pellet within annulet at centre, sceptre and pellet in opposing quarters

 

Description:

Hiberno-Scandinavian period, Phase VI, Penny. Class A, Type 1c – degraded imitation of the Long Cross type of Æthelred II, crook before left-facing bust and quatrefoil behind. Long cross with pellet within annulet at centre, sceptres and pellets in opposing quarters. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer.

  • Diameter: 18 mm
  • Weight:  0.55 g

 

  • Near Very Fine (nVF), toned.
    • An exceptional grade for issue.
    • Very rare.
    • Dark-toned

References:

  • Dolley A/a; Lane 122, this coin; SCBI BM 232ff;
  • SCBI Copenhagen 282ff; SCBI Ulster 376ff; S 6187; DF 32

Obverse:

  • Crude draped bust left; crozier before. Quatrefoil behind head
  • Blundered and illegible legend around
  • Unattributed

Reverse:

  • Voided long cross, with a small pellet within an annulet at centre
  • Cruciform sceptres and pellets alternating in angles
  • Blundered and illegible legend around
  • Mint & Moneyer uncertain

 

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 6
  • Hammered

 


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