Hiberno-Norse, phase IV, 'scratched-die' coins, c.1060-65, Penny, 0.77g, bearded, helmeted bust facing, retrograde blundered legend, rev. blundered legned, voided long cross, symbols in angles (cf SCBI 8, 155-156; D.F. 27; S.6136), small chip, edge cracks, crease, a good example of this issue, very fine, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase IV (’scratched die’) coinage, Class C, Type 1, Facing Bust / triple-strand mustache

Date: c. 1055/60-1065/7 Description: Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata. 1052-1070. Silver Penny (0.77 g). Phase IV coinage, Class C, Type 1 Facing bust with triple-stranded mustache and three pellets on chin, thought to have been imitative of contemporary English coins of Edward the Confessor. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer Struck circa 1055/60-1065/70. cf. SCBI 8, 155-156;…