John, silver penny (REX coinage), Dublin mint, roberd moneyer. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: 1208/9-1216 Description: King John silver penny, Dublin Mint, Roberd (moneyer) Weight: 1.25 g Good Fine (gF) Average condition for this relatively common coin References: S. 6228; D&F 50 Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend IOHA  NNES  REX John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three…

John, silver halfpenny (REX coinage), Dublin mint, roberd moneyer. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s (REX) Coinage, Silver Halfpenny, Dublin Mint / Moneyer: Roberd

Date: 1208/9-1216   Description: King John’s Irish coinage, silver halfpenny. Dublin mint signature, with Roberd (moneyer) signature. Weight: 0.6 g Fine (F) Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend: IOH  ANN  ESRE John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three stars around; all within triangle Three crosses…

John, silver farthing (REX coinage), Dublin mint, roberd moneyer. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s (REX) Coinage, Silver Farthing, Dublin Mint / Moneyer: Roberd

Date: 1208/9-1216 Description: King John’s Irish coinage, silver farthing. Dublin mint, with Roberd (moneyer) signature. Weight: 0.35 g Very fine (VF) Rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend: .IOH ANR EX John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon Legend: RO  BE  RD Roberd   Country: Ireland Category:…

Ireland, Henry III silver penny (18mm, 1.37 g, 3h). Class Ia. Dublin mint, moneyer: Ricard, struck c. 1251-1254

Book Review: Henry III, Dublin Mint (Voided Long Cross 1251-54)

I don’t usually review books on Irish coinage but this one is an exception. Gerry Slevin, a native of Dublin, has just published the best book on Irish hammered coinage to date. It is filled with essential information, great photographs and a comprehensive set of legend and die variations. Gerry has previously published books on…

Ireland. Henry III (1216-1272) AR Penny. Dublin, c. 1251-1254. Һ(ЄNR)I CVS R ЄX III, crowned facing bust, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right; all within triangle / RIC (AR)D O(N D) IVЄ, voided long cross, with trefoil in each angle. SCBI 10, Belfast 438-64; S 6236. 1.41g, 18mm, 4h.

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 1a (Moneyer: Ricard of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254 Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 1a Weight: 1.41g Diameter: 18mm Very Fine (VF) References: S.6235, SCBI 10, Belfast Plate IX, 428-429. Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right; all within a double triangle Legend: (ЄNR)I CVS R ЄX III Translates as: Richard III, King Reverse: Voided long cross,…

How hammered coins were made in medieval times (a video blog)

One of the most asked questions relating to hammered coins is “how are they made?” Rather than go into a long speech about how it was done, perhaps it is best if I leave this to the experts …. Dave Greenhalgh (Cosmeston Medieval Village) & Barrie Cook (Curator of Medieval Coins, British Museum) Dave reckons…

King John Irish farthing, Dublin mint

Collecting medieval Irish coins

One of the more difficult aspects of coin collecting is the language barrier one encounters when trying to decipher the legends (text around the edges) of coins. Very few of us speak Latin and truncated Latin still appears on British coins today. As we all know, British coins circulated alongside Irish coins in this country…