John, as Lord. 1190-1199. AR Farthing (0.35 gm). Second coinage. Dublin mint. Mascle with trefoils at corners / ADAM counter-clockwise around cross. The D not retrograde, as on most other known specimens. Seaby 6220; D&F 41. VF, deeply toned. Particularly fine style obverse. Very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Farthing (Second Coinage, Dublin Mint / ADAM)

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: John, as Lord. 1190-1199. Silver Farthing (0.35 gm). Second coinage. Dublin mint.  Seaby 6220; D&F 41. Particularly fine style obverse. Very Fine (VF) Deeply toned Very rare. Obverse: Mascle with trefoils at corners Reverse: ADAM counter-clockwise around cross. The D not retrograde, as on most other known specimens Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman…

John as Lord, Second DOMinus coinage, Halfpenny, Waterford mint, c.1190 - c.1199, S.6208. 0.77 g., moneyer Gefrei. Obv. legend IOHANNES DOM around diademed facing head. Rev. legend GEFREI . ON WAT around voided cross potent with annulet. Good Very Fine with good centering and all legends well struck. Old tone. Seldom seen moneyer for this scarce issue

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Waterford Mint / Gefrei)

Date: c. 1190-1199   Description: John (as Lord of Ireland), Silver Halfpenny (0.77 g). Second (‘DOMinus’) coinage, Group II, cross pommée. Waterford mint; Gefrei, moneyer. Struck circa 1198-1199. S.6208 Gefrei; DF39. Good Very Fine (gVF) Toned, well centered Scarce Obverse: Diademed facing head IOHANNES DOM Translates and expands to “John Dominus” (Lord of Ireland) Reverse: Voided…

John. As Lord of Ireland, 1172-1199. AR Farthing (10mm, 0.27 g). Second (‘DOMinus’) coinage, Group II, cross pommée. Waterford mint; Gefrei, moneyer. Struck circa 1198-1199. Mascle with trefoils at quarters / Cross pattée; G Є F R in quarters. Withers VI p. 31; O'S, Earliest 4; SCBI 10 (Ulster), pl. XVI, 11 var. (arrangement of rev. legend); D&F 41; SCBC 6222. Near VF, toned, obverse slightly off center. Very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Mascle Farthing (Second Coinage, Waterford Mint / Gefrei)

Date: c. 1190-1199   Description: John (as Lord of Ireland), Silver Farthing (10mm, 0.27 g). Second (‘DOMinus’) coinage, Group II, cross pommée. Waterford mint; Gefrei, moneyer. Struck circa 1198-1199. Withers VI p. 31; O’S, Earliest 4; SCBI 10 (Ulster), pl. XVI, 11 var. (arrangement of rev. legend); D&F 41; SCBC 6222. Near Very Fine (aVF) Toned,…

Ireland, John (as Lord), Second coinage, Halfpenny, Kilkenny, type Ib, Waltex, waltex on re, obv. reads iohannes, 0.70g/9h (O'Sullivan obv. die 5/rev. die 2; SCBI Belfast 139; S 6215; DF 40b). Parts of legend flat, otherwise about very fine and extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Kilkenny Mint / Waltrex)

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: John (as Lord of Ireland), Second coinage, Halfpenny, Kilkenny, type Ib, Waltrex, 0.70g/9h (O’Sullivan obv. die 5/rev. die 2; SCBI Belfast 139; S 6215; DF 40b). About Very Fine (aVF) Parts of legend flat Extremely rare Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend around +IOHANNES Reverse: Voided cross potent, legend around +WALTREX KE Translates…

Prince John, as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199), Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), group Ib (1190-98), smaller diameter flan, Waterford Mint, Moneyer Marcus, facing diademed head, legend surrounding, rev voided cross potent within inner circle, annulets in angles, legend surrounding, 0.65g (Withers type I, Marcus 2a; D.F. 40A; S.6208). Cleaned, weak in parts, very fine for issue and rare

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Waterford Mint / Marcus)

Date: c. 1190-99 Description: Prince John, as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199), Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), group Ib (1190-98), smaller diameter flan, Waterford Mint, Moneyer Marcus, 0.65g (Withers type I, Marcus 2a; D.F. 40A; S.6208). Very fine for issue (VF) Cleaned, weak in parts Rare Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend surrounding IOHANNES DOM Translates as “John…

John De Courcy, Lord of Ulster (1177-1205), Farthing, anonymous issue, Downpatrick Mint, Processional cross within beaded circle, +PATRICII legend, rev short cross potent with crescents in angles, within beaded circle, +DE DVNO legend, 0.36g (Withers Downpatrick 1; D.F. 47; S.6225). Toned, a pleasing very fine for issue and extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Farthing of John de Courcy, Lord of Ulster, (Second ‘Anonymous’ Coinage)

Date: c. 1195  Description: John De Courcy, Lord of Ulster (1177-1205), Farthing, anonymous issue, Downpatrick Mint, 0.36g (Withers Downpatrick 1; D.F. 47; S.6225). Very Fine (VF) Toned, nicely preserved specimen for type Extremely Rare Obverse: Processional cross within beaded circle +PATRICII Reverse: Short cross potent with crescents in angles, within beaded circle +DE DVNO Country:…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1110-1150. Silver Penny (20mm, 0.83 g). Phase VII (semi-bracteate) coinage, ‘Scrabo’ with Quatrefoil type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left / · quatrefoil over long cross. O`S 65; SCBI 8 (BM) 251–2; D&F 33; SCBC 6191

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VII, Class A (Scrabo Type)

Date: c. 1130-1150   Description: Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1110-1150. Silver Penny (20mm, 0.83 g). Phase VII (semi-bracteate) coinage, ‘Scrabo’ with Quatrefoil type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left / · quatrefoil over long cross. O`S 65; SCBI 8 (BM) 251–2; D&F 33; SCBC 6191. Good VF (gVF) Very rare Obverse: bust left IIII+IIIIIIII Reverse: quatrefoil over…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1095/1100-1150. AR Penny (18mm, 0.46 g). Phase VI coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left; croizer before, quatrefoil on neck / Voided long cross; pellets and scepters in opposite quarters. O`S 22; SCBI 8 (BM), 366-75; D&F 32; SCBC 6187. Good VF, toned

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI – Crude draped bust left / Voided long cross with large pellet in centre; pellets and sceptres in opposite quarters

Date: c. 1095/1100-1150 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1095/1100-1150. Silver Penny (18mm, 0.46 g). Phase VI coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. O`S 22; SCBI 8 (BM), 366-75; D&F 32; SCBC 6187. Good VF (gVF) Toned Obverse: Bust left; croizer before, quatrefoil on neck, trifoil behind Reverse: Voided long cross with large pellet in centre; pellets and…

Ireland. John as lord of Ireland (1177-1199), AR Half-penny. Dublin, c. 1190-1198. +IOHANNES DO, facing diademed head / +TOMAS…VVE, voided cross potent. SCBI 10, Belfast, 231-74; S 6205. 0.71g, 14mm, 6h.

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Dublin Mint / Tomas)

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: Ireland. John as Lord of Ireland (1177-1199), silver halfpenny. Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), Dublin mint, c. 1190-1199. SCBI 10, Belfast, 231-74; S 6205. 0.71g, 14mm, 6h. Very Fine (VF) Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend around +IOHANNES DO Translates as “John Dominus” Reverse: Voided cross potent, legend around +TOMAS…VVE Translates as “Tomas of…

Henry II of England, Short Cross Class 1B Penny, Moneyer Oslac of Worcester

O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins for Ireland?

Background Henry’s Troubled Succession Henry was born in France at Le Mans on 5 March 1133 as the eldest child of Geoffrey the Fair, Count of Anjou, and the Empress Matilda, so titled because of her first marriage to Henry V, the Holy Roman Emperor. Henry’s mother was a very powerful woman: She was the…