Two Bronze Age axe heads, Viking strap-end and twisted ring were illegally excavated

Irish Numismatics & Archaeology: A way forward from the impasse in the metal detecting debate?

Two and a half years ago I wrote an article designed to generate discussion on whether (or not) Irish metal-detectorists were saints or sinners. I had hoped to get more opinions from the professionals involved in Irish archaeology – from both sides of the border – but they have remained quiet. An uneasy three-way ‘stand-off’…

Lambert Simnal, King of Ireland - during the reign of Henry VII (1485-1509), but struck under the authority of Gerald Mór FitzGerald, 8th Earl of Kildare (c. 1456–1513).

Irish Rare Coin Review: Silver Groat of Lambert Simnal, King of Ireland, c. 1487

Introduction: When Edward IV died, in 1483, his two surviving sons, Edward and Richard, then aged 12 and 9, were lodged in the Tower of London, under the protection of their uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. The eldest boy, Edward, was King Edward V (although he was never crowned) After the legitimacy of his father’s…

Ireland. Henry VII (1485-1509) AR Groat. Dublin, c.1485-1487. [RЄX] ΛnGL IЄ FRΛ nC[IЄ], coat of arms over long cross with triple pellet ends / [DOmI] nVS hУBЄ RnIЄ, three crowns over long cross with triple pellet ends. S 6415. 1.92g, 22mm, 11h. Good Very Fine. Of exceptional quality and visual appeal.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII (1485-1509), Dublin Mint

Date: c. 1485-1487 Description: Henry VII Silver Groat. Dublin mint, c.1485-1487. [RЄX] ΛnGL IЄ FRΛ nC[IЄ], coat of arms over long cross with triple pellet ends / [DOmI] nVS hУBЄ RnIЄ, three crowns over long cross with triple pellet ends. S 6415. 1.92g, 22mm, 11h. Good Very Fine (gVF) Of exceptional quality and visual appeal. Country: Ireland…