Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase I, Class D Small Cross (Sithric, King of Dublin), 18mm 0.93g, Moneyer Leofwine of Chester (O’S -, D&F 19, SCBC 6118)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross), Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: Leofwine of Chester)

Date: c. 995-1015 Description: An Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Class D (Small Cross) Silver Penny. Chester mint, moneyer: Leofwine. Diameter: 18 mm Weight: 0.69 g References: SCBI 32 (Belfast), 32 var. (legends); O’S -; D&F 19; SCBC 6118 Well-struck + well centred on a neat round flan, some die rust on obverse and a little porosity…

Hiberno-Norse Phase II Penny, Worcester mint, Penny, 17mm, 0.69g. Obv. ИHRNΛR∂ ΛN REX I, rev. PVLFRIC ON PIRH MΘINI

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: Wulfric of Worcester) – Ш on neck, pellet-in-annulet behind neck

Date: c. 1018-1035 Description: An Hiberno-Norse. Phase II Penny. Dublin mint attributed to Sihtric, King of Dublin, moneyer: Wulfric of Worcester (Weorgoranceaster) with draped bust left, Ш on neck, pellet-in-annulet behind neck. Diameter: 17 mm Weight: 0.69 g  References: SCBI 8 (BM), 111 (same dies); SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 104 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 115…

Hiberno-Norse Penny, Dublin (Difilin), Phase II, blundered Sihtric of Dublin + moneyer Faeremin, wheel on neck, SCBI 32 (Ulster), 104-5, SCBC 6128

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (moneyer: Faeremin) – Wheel on neck

Date: c. 1015-1035 Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny. Badly blundered legend but attributable to Sihtric, King of Dublin and his moneyer: Færemin at the Dublin mint. Diameter: 18 mm Weight: 1.06 g References: SCBI 32 (Ulster), 104-5; SCBC 6128 An unusual variant on a chipped flan, with an off-centre and blundered legend Obverse:…

Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase I, Class D Small Cross (Sithric), 1.39g, Moneyer Ælfrel (SCBI BM 50, S 6117)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross), Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: ÆLFRELN of Dublin)

Date: c. 995-1015 Description: An Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Class D (Small Cross) Silver Penny. Dublin mint, moneyer: Ælfreln. Weight: 1.39 g References: SCBI BM 50, S 6117 Well-struck on a neat round flan, some die wear otherwise lightly toned and well centred. One peck mark on reverse Good VF (gVF) A scarce coin Obverse: Diademed…

Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase I, Class A CRUX (Sithric), 21mm, 1.64g, Obv. +ZITIR– DICLIИ MELO, Rev. +ΛZCETEL O– DIFLMC (O'S 1, Hildebrand 11, SCBC 6100)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class A – CRUX Type), Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: ASCETEL of Dublin)

Date: c. 995-1015 Description: An Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Class A Silver Penny. Dublin mint, moneyer: Ascetel. The bust is engraved in, what North describes as, a “Benediction Hand” style. This bust style is encountered on the very earliest coins struck in the Crux issue of Aethelred II, i.e. before the left facing bust was introduced.…

Hiberno-Norse Phase II Penny, Long Cross and three pellets on neck variety. Obv: +SIHTRC REX DYFLM, cross pattée behind neck. Rev: +FÆ REMI N M'Θ DYFL

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (moneyer: Faeremin) – Three pellets on neck

Date: c. 1015-1035 Description: An Hiberno-Norse. Phase II Penny. Dublin mint attributed to Sihtric, King of Dublin, moneyer: Færemin. References: S.6122 A near-perfect example for the type, with no wear and very few detracting marks Excellent ‘eye appeal’ Highly lustrous, bright silver in colour, with a light champagne tone Obverse: Draped bust left with three…

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria, Anlaf Sihtricsson Cuaran Penny. Circumscription Cross + trefoil of pellets

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran), Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria (Circumscription Cross + trefoil of pellets) – Moneyer: Rathulf (of York)

Date: c. 950-952 AD Description: Hiberno-Norse (Kingdom of Northumbria). Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran). Second reign, c. 950-952 Silver Penny. Circumscription Cross type, with trefoil of pellets on the obverse. York mint; Moneyer: Rathulf. Extremely  Fine (EF) Extremely rare References: S.1021 Obverse: Circumscription Cross, with trefoil of pellets in NE quadrant + ANLAF CUNUNCR (V as inverted…

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran). First reign, 941-944/5. AR Penny (20.5mm, 1.14 g, 1h). Cross moline type. York mint; Rathulf, moneyer. + ANLAF CVNVNCC (Vs as inverted As), cross moline / + RAÐVLF HONET Γ (V as inverted A), small cross pattée. CTCE Group VI, e–k; SCBI 34 (BM), 1256; North 542; SCBC 1022 (this coin illustrated). EF, small metal flaw in center of reverse. Lightly toned. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran), Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria (Cross moline type) – Moneyer: Rathulf (of York)

Date: c. 943-944/5 AD Description: Hiberno-Norse (Kingdom of Northumbria). Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran). First reign, 941-944/5 Silver Penny. Cross moline type. York mint; Moneyer: Rathulf Diameter: 20.5mm Weight: 1.14g Extremely  Fine (EF) Small metal flaw in center of reverse Lightly toned Very rare References: CTCE Group VI, e–k; SCBI 34 (BM), 1256; North 542; SCBC 1022 (this…

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran). First reign, 941-944/5. AR Penny (19mm, 0.98 g, 9h). Triquetra type. York mint; “Ranan”, moneyer. + ·A·NL·A·F CVNVNCIΓ, triquetra / + R·A·N·A·N MONET·Λ, fringed triangular standard bearing ‘X’ on cross-tipped pole. CTCE Group V (unlisted moneyer); SCBI -; BMC –; North 540; SCBC 1020 (this coin illustrated). Near EF. Extremely rare, previously unrecorded for this moneyer, who is also unattested for any other ruler.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran), Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria (Triquetra type) – Moneyer: Ranan (of York)

Date: c. 943-944/5 AD Description: Hiberno-Norse (Kingdom of Northumbria). Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran). First reign, 941-944/5 Silver Penny. Triquetra type. York mint; Moneyer: Raning – previously unrecorded for this moneyer, who is also unattested for any other ruler. Near Extremely  Fine (aEF) Extremely rare Previously unrecorded for this moneyer References: CTCE Group V (unlisted moneyer) SCBI -;…

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Anlaf Guthfrithsson. 939-941. AR Penny (21.5mm, 1.39 g, 12h). Raven type. Southumbrian mint, probably Lincoln; Litelman, moneyer. + ONLΛF CVNVHC, raven with wings displayed, head left / + LITILHAN • MOHETΛ, small cross pattée. CTCE Group IV am - same obv. die, unlisted moneyer; SCBI –; BMC –; cf. North 537/1; SCBC 1019. EF, lightly toned. Small mark on reverse. Broad flan. Of the highest rarity and the only example known of this moneyer.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Anlaf Guthfrithsson, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria – Moneyer: Litelman (of Lincoln?)

Date: c. 939-941 Description: Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). Anlaf Guthfrithsson. 939-941. Silver Penny; Southumbrian mint, probably Lincoln; Litelman, moneyer – the only example known of this moneyer. This coin shares an obverse die and anomalous style with the unique Raven penny struck by the moneyer Odeler. Both the authors of CTCE and Mark Blackburn believed that the…