Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class A (Imitation of Harold II PAX coinage) Silver Penny


Irish coin cabinet 7

Date: c. 1075-1080

Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian, Phase V (Class B) Silver Penny in imitation of Æthelred II Long Cross/Harold II PAX coinage, crude bust left, annulet on neck, cross between two pellets in front of face

Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian, Phase V (Class A) Silver Penny in imitation of Æthelred II Long Cross/Harold II PAX coinage. Obv: crude bust left, annulet on neck, cross between two pellets in front of face. Rev: imitation of Harold II’s PAX coinage.

Description:

An Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian, Phase V (Class B) Silver Penny in imitation of Æthelred II Long Cross/Harold II PAX coinage, crude bust left, annulet on neck, cross between two pellets in front of face, rev. blundered inscription across field.

  • Weight:  0.94 g
  • References:
    • SCBI BM 220, same dies; SCBI Copenhagen 261; SCBI Ulster 333
    • O’Sullivan 33; Roth 198; S 6151; DF –
  • Better than very fine. Toned (gVF)
  • Extremely rare

Obverse:

  • Crude bust left (in imitation of Æthelred II Long Cross coinage)
  • Annulet on neck, cross between two pellets in front of face
  • Blundered legend

Reverse:

  • Blundered inscription across field (in imitation of Harold II PAX coinage)
  • Blundered legend “III O III”

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Hiberno-Norse
    • Phase 5
  • Hammered

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