Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric. (Beorhtnoth, moneyer). Struck c 1000-1010

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric (BEORHTNOTH)

Date: c. 1000-1010 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver penny, c. 995-1036, for Sihtric III Olafsson Phase I, Class B coinage, Long Cross type.  Moneyer: Beorhtnoth, moneyer (possibly from the Winchester mint) Very rare with English mint signature O’Sullivan: Issue 3; cf. SCBI 8 (BM), 40 = BMC (Æthelred II) 374 (for similar, in name of Æthelred II); D&F…

Gold coins circulating in Ireland during the reign of Henry VI, c. 1460 (when he fixed exchange rates)

Monetary Crisis (1460), as Henry VI fixes exchange rates for foreign coins in Ireland

Introduction: The price of gold rose from the 1430s onward, so gold coins were worth more in Europe than in England, which resulted in a gold shortage in England as coins were exported for profit. This is known as an ‘arbitrage market’ and is also an early example of Gresham’s Law – it caused a…

John, as Lord. 1190-1199. AR Farthing (0.35 gm). Second coinage. Dublin mint. Mascle with trefoils at corners / ADAM counter-clockwise around cross. The D not retrograde, as on most other known specimens. Seaby 6220; D&F 41. VF, deeply toned. Particularly fine style obverse. Very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Farthing (Second Coinage, Dublin Mint / ADAM)

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: John, as Lord. 1190-1199. Silver Farthing (0.35 gm). Second coinage. Dublin mint.  Seaby 6220; D&F 41. Particularly fine style obverse. Very Fine (VF) Deeply toned Very rare. Obverse: Mascle with trefoils at corners Reverse: ADAM counter-clockwise around cross. The D not retrograde, as on most other known specimens Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (17.5mm, 1.20 g, 7h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; ‘Nirinn,’ moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. + I?TRC RE+ IDIFHI, draped bust left; inverted croizer behind / + ?I RI? N HO DFII, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in each angle. O`S 12 (same rev. die as illustration); SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 88 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125A. Good VF, toned.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (moneyer: Nirinn)

Date: c. 1018-1035   Description: Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. Silver Penny (17.5mm, 1.20 g, 7h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; ‘Nirinn,’ moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. O`S 12 (same rev. die as illustration); SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 88 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125A. Good VF (gVF) Toned Obverse: Draped bust left; inverted…

IRELAND. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AR Groat (26mm, 2.40 g, 1h). Heavy ‘Cross and Pellets’ coinage. Dublin mint; im: pierced cross fitchy. Struck 1465. + ЄDWΛRDVS : DЄI : GRΛ : DnS : ҺУBЄRnIЄ (double saltire stops), crowned facing bust within tressure of arches, with inward facing lis on cusps, pellets in three lower spandrels / + POSVI [DЄV]m : Λ DIVTOR • Є mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS DVBL InIЄ (pellet and double saltire stops), long cross pattée with trefoils in angles, additional pellets in second and third angles. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), –; D&F 133; SCBC 6291. VF, toned, edge splits.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Edward IV, Heavy Portrait ‘Cross & Pellets’ coinage (Dublin mint) 1465-66

Date: c. 1465-66 Description: Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. Silver Groat (26mm, 2.40 g, 1h). Heavy Portrait ‘Cross and Pellets’ coinage. Dublin mint; im: pierced cross fitchy. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), –; D&F 133; SCBC 6291. Very Fine (VF) Toned, edge splits Obverse: Crowned facing bust within tressure of arches, with inward facing lis on cusps, pellets in three…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1110-1150. Silver Penny (20mm, 0.83 g). Phase VII (semi-bracteate) coinage, ‘Scrabo’ with Quatrefoil type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left / · quatrefoil over long cross. O`S 65; SCBI 8 (BM) 251–2; D&F 33; SCBC 6191

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VII (Scrabo Type)

Date: c. 1110-1150   Description: Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1110-1150. Silver Penny (20mm, 0.83 g). Phase VII (semi-bracteate) coinage, ‘Scrabo’ with Quatrefoil type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left / · quatrefoil over long cross. O`S 65; SCBI 8 (BM) 251–2; D&F 33; SCBC 6191. Good VF (gVF) Very rare Obverse: bust left IIII+IIIIIIII Reverse: quatrefoil over…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1095/1100-1150. AR Penny (18mm, 0.46 g). Phase VI coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left; croizer before, quatrefoil on neck / Voided long cross; pellets and scepters in opposite quarters. O`S 22; SCBI 8 (BM), 366-75; D&F 32; SCBC 6187. Good VF, toned

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI (Long Cross type)

Date: c. 1095/1100-1150 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1095/1100-1150. Silver Penny (18mm, 0.46 g). Phase VI coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. O`S 22; SCBI 8 (BM), 366-75; D&F 32; SCBC 6187. Good VF (gVF) Toned Obverse: Bust left; croizer before, quatrefoil on neck Reverse: Voided long cross; pellets and scepters in opposite quarters. Country: Ireland Category:…