Hiberno-Norse coinage, c. 1065 - 1095, Penny, Dublin, Phase V, Facing bust, birds type

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Facing bust + birds type

Date: c. 1065 – 1095 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Obverse: Bearded, helmeted facing-bust Blundered and illegible legend around Reverse: Bird symbols Blundered and illegible legend around. Country: Ireland Category: Hiberno-Norse Phase 5 Hammered    Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins & Their Links to Ireland O’Brien Coin Guide: Who Introduced Anglo-Saxon…

Viking Gold Trade Ingots

Irish Coin Daily: Viking Gold Trade Ingot

Date: c. AD 900 – 1050 Description: Viking Gold Trade Ingot, 10th-11th century AD – a rectangular-section ingot of gold with irregular ends. Weight: 23.47 grams Length: 30mm (approx. 1 inch) Metal content Gold ~ approx. 67-69% Silver ~ approx. 29-31% Copper ~ approx. 2% Country: Ireland + Hiberno-Norse Northumbria Category: Viking Proto-Currency Gold Trading Ingot…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.49 g). Phase I coinage, Crux type. Eoferwic (York) mint signature

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class A – CRUX Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer: ARTHOR of YORK

Date: c.996-1001   IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.49 g). Phase I coinage, Crux type. Eoferwic (York) mint signature; ‘Arthor,’ moneyer. Struck c. 995/6-1000. Cf. SCBI 32 (Ulster), 10 (for type, moneyer, and similar mint signature); SCBC 6101. VF, toned, minor surfaces flaw on the obverse. Extremely rare, and likely the only…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN) Moneyer - Odulf or Authulfr

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN)

Date: c. AD 1000-1010 Description: Hiberno-Norse, Sihtric III Olafsson (c. 995-1036) Silver Penny Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN) Uncertain mint signature / Moneyer = Odulf or Authulfr Struck in the name of ‘Thymn,’ circa 1010-1020 (19mm, 1.25 g, 11h) Dolley, Myth, 20 (same dies); O’S Issue 3; SCBI –; D&F 8;…

The Umayyad dirham from Woodstown, Co.Waterford

List of Islamic Coin Finds in Medieval Ireland

Among the most remarkable coins found in Ireland are those with Kufic inscriptions. Although these are not evidence for a direct Irish-Arabic trade, they are indicators of the extent of the wider Viking trade networks – particularly the Baltic/Byzantine route. It is thought that they came to Ireland, via Scandinavia. Townland/Site Name Site Type Comments Reference(s)…