Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (18.5mm, 0.85 g, 12h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature; 'Nerrnii,' moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. + HNTRC RE+ II·N[...], draped bust left; two pellets before, cross behind / + NER RNII II MO IEIT, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in each angle. O'S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 82 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125. Good VF, toned, struck from worn dies.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny (NERRNII)

Date: c. 1018-1035 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Silver penny (18.5mm, 0.85 g, 12h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature; ‘Nerrnii,’ moneyer. O’S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 82 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125. Good VF (gVF) Toned, struck from worn dies. Obverse: draped bust left; two pellets before, cross behind + HNTRC…

Hiberno-Norse Coinage. Anlaf V (ca. 1029-1034). ‘Cnut-style’ Penny. struck likely at Dublin, moneyer: Oda (?) Draped bust l. breaking circle, wearing pointed helmet and holding scepter; +∧NLF +CVIN-E (the ‘N’ retrograde), rev. Central double circle enclosing pellet, which intersects a voided and a jeweled cross within a circle; +OD∧:ON (the ‘N’ retrograde) DNLNVF

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny (Phase I, Class F – Pointed Helmet type) in the name of Anlaf Sihtricsson

Date: c. 1029-1034 Description: Anlaf V (c. 1029-1034). ‘Cnut-style’ Penny. struck likely at Dublin, moneyer: Oda (?). This coin is the only known example in Anlaf’s name and is one of the greatest rarities in Irish, Viking and Anglo-Saxon numismatics. Unlisted in North and Spink. Cf.Roth BNJ vol. 6 (1909), p.55. Bold strike on a full…

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran). Second reign, circa 950-952. AR Penny (21mm, 1.31 g, 8h). Circumscription Cross type. York mint; Radulf, moneyer. + ·A·NL·A·F CVNVNCΓ, small cross pattée / + R·A·ÐVCF MONET R·, small cross pattée. CTCE Group VI b, c, and q; SCBI 4 (Copenhagen), 639 var. (legends); BMC –; North 541; SCBC 1029 (this coin illustrated). Near EF, slight deposit in legend on obverse, otherwise with a pleasing silvery/blue tone. Extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Anlaf Sihtricsson Cuarán, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria

Date: Second reign, c. 950-952 AD Description: Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran). Second reign, c. 950-952. Silver Penny (21mm, 1.31 g, 8h). Circumscription Cross type. York mint; Radulf, moneyer. CTCE Group VI b, c, and q; SCBI 4 (Copenhagen), 639 var. (legends); BMC –; North 541; SCBC 1029 (this coin illustrated). Almost Extremely Fine (aEF) Slight deposit in…

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Ragnald Guthfrithsson. Circa 943-944/5. AR Penny (19mm, 0.95 g, 5h). Cross Moline type. York mint; Avra, moneyer. + RE·G·N·A·L·D CVNVΓ (V's as inverted A's), cross moline / + AVRA MONIT REΓ (V as inverted A), small cross pattée. CTCE Group VI; SCBI 34 (BM) 1257 var. (obv. legend); North 547; SCBC 1025. Good VF, light tone, good metal. Extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Ragnald Guthfrithsson, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria

Date: c. 943-944/5 AD Description: Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). Ragnald Guthfrithsson. Circa 943-944/5. Silver Penny (19mm, 0.95 g, 5h). Cross Moline type. York mint; Avra, moneyer. CTCE Group VI; SCBI 34 (BM) 1257 var. (obv. legend); North 547; SCBC 1025. Good Very Fine (gVF) Light tone, good metal Extremely rare Obverse: Cross moline + RE·G·N·A·L·D CVNVΓ (V’s as inverted A’s)…

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran). First reign, 941-944/5. AR Penny (19mm, 0.96 g, 11h). Triquetra type. York mint; Farmann, moneyer. + ΛNLΛF CVNVNC (inverted T), triquetra / + F·A·RH·A·H MONETA, fringed triangular standard bearing 'X' on cross-tipped pole. CTCE Group V, b-q; SCBI 30 (American), 278 var. (obv. legend); SCBI 34 (BM), 1249-52 var. (legends); North 540; SCBC 1020. Near EF, rich old tone, lightly creased with minor edge cracks. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Anlaf Sihtricsson Cuarán, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria

Date: First reign, c. 941-944/5 Description: Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). Anlaf Sihtricsson (Cuaran). First reign, 941-944/5. Silver Penny (19mm, 0.96 g, 11h). Triquetra type. York mint; Farmann, moneyer. CTCE Group V, b-q; SCBI 30 (American), 278 var. (obv. legend); SCBI 34 (BM), 1249-52 var. (legends); North 540; SCBC 1020. Almost Extremely Fine (aEF) Rich old tone, lightly creased with minor…

Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Anlaf Guthfrithsson. 939-941. AR Penny (20mm, 1.14 g, 7h). Eoferwic (York) mint; Athelferd, moneyer. + •ΛNL-•ΛF CVNVHC', raven with wings displayed, head left / + •ΛÐELFERD HINETΓ, small cross pattée. CTCE group IV, a-al; SCBI 4 (Copenhagen) 628-33 var. (legend); BMC 1092-6 var. (legend and stops); North 537; SCBC 1019. EMC 2015.0099 (this coin). Near EF, lightly toned. An excellent example of this iconic type.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Anlaf Guthfrithsson, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria

Date: c. 939-41 AD Description: Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). Anlaf Guthfrithsson. 939-941. Silver Penny (20mm, 1.14 g, 7h). Eoferwic (York) mint; Athelferd, moneyer. CTCE group IV, a-al; SCBI 4 (Copenhagen) 628-33 var. (legend); BMC 1092-6 var. (legend and stops); North 537; SCBC 1019. EMC 2015.0099 (this coin). Almost Extremely Fine (aEF) Lightly toned An excellent example of this iconic…