Gold Ring Money - Plain type, double band 7.88g

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular (Plain type), double band of gold

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Plain type, double band, square cut at terminals Weight: 7.88g 12 mm. x 11 mm. by 7 mm. wide Dating Gold Ring Money: There is still much debate as to whether or not Gold Ring Money was actually used as money or not.…

Gold Ring Money - Penannular ring, twisted, ending in globules, late Bronze Age. (29 mm, 16.27 g)

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring, twisted, ending in globules

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Penannular ring, twisted, ending in globules. This is a particularly heavy example, made from a carefully twisted shaft of gold ending in two globules. Weight: 16.27 g Diameter: 29 mm Late Bronze Age (or early Iron Age) gold objects such as this one have been found in…

Gold Ring Money - Penannular ring (cable type) tapering to plain ends (c. 1300-100 BC), 4.62 - allegedly found in Co Wicklow

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring (cable type) tapering to plain ends. Late Bronze Age, Co Wicklow

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring (cable type) tapering to plain ends. Late Bronze Age. Dated at c. 1300-100 BC) by Spink Weight: 4.62g. Very fine (VF) Very rare Provenance: Spink 5 July 1982, ex-Mallinson collection Reported to have been found in Co Wicklow Dating Gold Ring…

Scandinavian imitation of Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Long cross type penny. Crude bust left, blundered legend but attributable to Sihtric of Dublin

Irish Coin Daily: Scandinavian Imitation of an Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Penny – Sihtric / Uncertain Mint

Date: c. AD 1000-1010 ?   Scandinavian imitation of Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Long cross type penny. Crude bust left, blundered legend but attributable to Sihtric of Dublin. Weight: 1.29 g Obverse: Bare bust left to base of coin Legend: + HITRIC MO DIEHN Blundered but attributable to Sihtric of Dublin Planchet crack at 6’clock Reverse:…

The Enigmatic Coins of the Celtic Tribes of Britain

Celtic coinage is the most intriguing and varied of all the British coins since no one knows specifically for whom, when or where they were produced.  To date, over 45,000 of ancient British and Gaulish coins have been discovered in Britain and all of these have been recorded at the Oxford Celtic Coin Index, but…

O’Brien Coin Guide: Roman Emperors and their Coins, Part IV

The Year of the Five Emperors (AD 192 – 193) Pertinax The ‘Year of the Five Emperors’ refers to the year AD 193, in which there were five claimants for the title of Roman Emperor – Pertinax, Didius Julianus, Pescennius Niger, Clodius Albinus and Septimius Severus. The year opened with news of the murder of Commodus…