John (as King, 1199-1216), REX Coinage, Silver Halfpenny, Limerick mint signature, Moneyer: Wace. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s Silver Halfpenny (Limerick Mint) Moneyer: Wace

Date: 1205-1211 Description: John (as King of Ireland), Silver Halfpenny, Limerick Mint signature (LI). Moneyer: Wace Weight: 0.70g Grade: Good Fine (gF) Rare References: S. 6232 D&F 51 Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle  Legend: IOJ HN NE Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three stars around; all…

Edward I, Fifth Irish Coinage, Penny, Intermediate Issue, Dublin Mint, type III, pellet in each corner of triangle. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Edward I, 5th Coinage (Dublin Mint) Type III, Intermediate Issue

Date: c. 1295 Edward I (1272-1307), Penny, Fifth Irish Coinage (Intermediate Issue), Dublin, Type III, on full flan (albeit pierced at top right of the inverted triangle). Nearly very fine (aVF) Ref: S.6259 Weight: 1.42g Extremely rare Obverse: Crowned bust in triangle, with pellet in each angle of triangle, spread crown and crosses as ornaments…

Edward I, fourth Irish coinage, Penny, Intermediate Issue, Dublin, type II, 1.40g, EDWR ANGLD NSHYB, rosette on breast, rev. CIVI TAS DVBL INIE, small letters, irregular,possibly clipped, good fine (S.6257) very rare. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Edward I, 4th Coinage (Dublin Mint) Type II, Intermediate Issue

Date: c. 1294 Edward I, Fourth Irish Coinage, Silver Penny, Intermediate Issue, Dublin Mint, type II. Irregular flan, possibly clipped, otherwise good fine (gF) Weight: 1.40g Ref: S.6257 Very rare Obverse: Crowned bust in triangle, rosette on breast (instead of the usual trefoil) Legend: EDWR ANGLD NSHYB Reverse: Cross & Pellets design (no moneyer’s name),…

Edward I (1272-1307), Fifth Irish coinage, Silver Halfpenny, Cork Mint. Obv legend EDWR ANGLD NSHYB. Rev legend CIVI TAS CORC ACIE. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Halfpenny of Edward I, 5th Coinage (Cork Mint)

Date: 1297-1302 Description: A rare Silver Half Penny of Cork in the name of Edward I. This piece is an example of his fifth coinage and was minted in Cork between the years 1297 and 1302. Edward’s mint in Cork closed in 1302. A well-struck example, showing well-defined legends (lettering) and portrait. Traces of silver…

Medieval banking had to overcome the dangers of the Usury Laws and the Italians did so by organising themselves into merchant banking societies, rather than acting as individual traders.

The Great Monetary Crisis of 13th C Europe and its effect on the Norman Colony in Ireland

Introduction: Medieval history is often taught as a power struggle between nobles fighting for control of their inherited lands via a series of military campaigns, often ending in a decisive battle that has been portrayed within a 19th century ‘nationalist’ mindset. My own education, from what I can remember of primary school and the old…

John as King (REX coinage) silver farthing, Limerick Mint / Moneyer: Willem. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s REX Coinage, Silver Farthing, Limerick mint / Moneyer: Willem

Date: 1205-1211 Description: King John’s Irish coinage, silver farthing. Limerick mint, with Willem (moneyer) signature. Weight: 0.38 g Very fine (VF) Extremely Rare References: DF 52; Withers -; S.6234A Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend: IOh AN REX John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon Legend:…

John, silver farthing (REX coinage), Dublin mint, willem moneyer (struck on irregular flan). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s REX Coinage, Silver Farthing, Dublin mint / Moneyer: Willem

Date: 1208/9-1216 Description: John as King of England & Ireland (REX coinage), silver farthing, Dublin Mint, Moneyer: Willem. Weight: 0.33 g Diameter: 9 mm References: Cf. Withers VI p. 37; –; SCBC 6234 Near VF, toned, weak in parts. Struck on an irregular flan. Very rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to…