John (as King, 1199-1216), REX Coinage, Silver Halfpenny, Limerick mint signature, Moneyer: Wace. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s Silver Halfpenny (Limerick Mint) Moneyer: Wace

Date: 1205-1211 Description: John (as King of Ireland), Silver Halfpenny, Limerick Mint signature (LI). Moneyer: Wace Weight: 0.70g Grade: Good Fine (gF) Rare References: S. 6232 D&F 51 Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle  Legend: IOJ HN NE Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three stars around; all…

Medieval banking had to overcome the dangers of the Usury Laws and the Italians did so by organising themselves into merchant banking societies, rather than acting as individual traders.

The Great Monetary Crisis of 13th C Europe and its effect on the Norman Colony in Ireland

Introduction: Medieval history is often taught as a power struggle between nobles fighting for control of their inherited lands via a series of military campaigns, often ending in a decisive battle that has been portrayed within a 19th century ‘nationalist’ mindset. My own education, from what I can remember of primary school and the old…

John as King (REX coinage) silver farthing, Limerick Mint / Moneyer: Willem. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s REX Coinage, Silver Farthing, Limerick mint / Moneyer: Willem

Date: 1205-1211 Description: King John’s Irish coinage, silver farthing. Limerick mint, with Willem (moneyer) signature. Weight: 0.38 g Very fine (VF) Extremely Rare References: DF 52; Withers -; S.6234A Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend: IOh AN REX John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon Legend:…

John, silver farthing (REX coinage), Dublin mint, willem moneyer (struck on irregular flan). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: 1208/9-1216 Description: John as King of England & Ireland (REX coinage), silver farthing, Dublin Mint, Moneyer: Willem. Weight: 0.33 g Diameter: 9 mm References: Cf. Withers VI p. 37; –; SCBC 6234 Near VF, toned, weak in parts. Struck on an irregular flan. Very rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to…

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

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

Date: 1208/9-1216 Description: John as King of England & Ireland (REX coinage), silver halfpenny, Dublin Mint, Moneyer: Willem. References: SCBC 6231 Weight: 0.67 g Very fine (VF) Rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend: IOHA NNE SREX John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three stars…

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…