Irish Coin Daily: John (as Lord of Ireland) Third coinage, Halfpenny, Mint: Carrickfergus, Moneyer: Roberd


Date: c. 1190-1199

John, as Lord of Ireland, 1190-98 (Third Coinage, Dominus + Cross Pommée Issue) Carrickfergus mint, Roberd, moneyer

Description:

John (as Lord of Ireland) Third coinage, Halfpenny, Carrickfergus mint signature

  • Mint: Carrickfergus
  • Moneyer: Roberd
  • Diameter: 15 mm
  • Weight: 0.69 g

References: Withers VI 1/a; O’S, Earliest 1; SCBC 6214

  • Not a great coin to look at – chipped flan, plus weak strike.
  • Almost Fine (aF) but, crucially, the King’s name and a rare mint signature are legible
  • Extremely Rare

Obverse:

  • Facing diademed head, legend around
  • +IOHANNES DO
    • Translates as “John Dominus”

Reverse:

  • Voided cross pommée, with annulet in each quarter, legend around
  • + ROBERD · ON · C  RA[G]
    • Translates as “Roberd of Carrickfergus”

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Anjou
    • Angevin
  • Henry II
    • John as Lord of Ireland
      • Third Coinage (Dominus / Cross Pommée Issue)
        • Carrickfergus Mint
          • Moneyer: Roberd
  • Hammered

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