Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Silver Penny, in the name of Sihtric (Dublin mint / Moneyer: Godleop of Stamford)


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Date: c. 995-1015

Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Silver Penny, in the name of Sihtric, King of Dublin, with a mint signature of Godleof, moneyer of Stamford

Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Silver Penny, in the name of Sihtric, King of Dublin, with a mint signature of Godleop, moneyer of Stamford

Description:

An Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Silver Penny, in the name of Sihtric, King of Dublin, with a mint signature of Godleop, moneyer of Stamford. Struck circa AD 1000-1010.

  • Weight: 1.31 g
  • References:
    • O’S Type 3; SCBI BM –; SCBI Copenhagen –; SCBI Ulster –; Roth –; S 6104; DF 6)
  • Slightly peckmarked, otherwise about Very Fine (aVF)
  • A very rare mint and moneyer signature for an Hiberno-Scandinavian penny of Dublin

Obverse:

  • Draped bust left
  • Clear, legible obverse legend:
    • + SIHTRC RE+ ÐYFLNMI
      • (translates as “Sihtric, King of Dublin”)

Reverse:

  • Long voided cross, with triple crescent ends and nothing in the angles
  • 12 peck marks in the angles (suggesting this coin was well circulated)
  • Clear but blundered suffix to reverse legend:
    • + GODLEOP MΘ STAN
      • (translates as Moneyer = “Godleop of Stamford”)

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 1
      • Class B (Long Cross)
  • Hammered

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