Irish Coin Daily: Scandinavian Imitation of an Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Penny – Sihtric / Uncertain Mint


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. AD 1000-1010 ?

Scandinavian imitation of Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Long cross type penny. Crude bust left, blundered legend but attributable to Sihtric of Dublin

 

Scandinavian imitation of Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Long cross type penny. Crude bust left, blundered legend but attributable to Sihtric of Dublin.

  • Weight: 1.29 g

Obverse:

  • Bare bust left to base of coin
  • Legend: + HITRIC MO DIEHN
    • Blundered but attributable to Sihtric of Dublin
  • Planchet crack at 6’clock

Reverse:

  • Long cross, each limb ending in three semi-circles, a pellet in centre
  • Legend: + IOOOY OOIT UOIM IO
    • Badly blundered, illegible
  • Planchet crack at 2 o’clock

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Scandinavian Imitation of an Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 1
      • Class B
  • Hammered

 


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