Hiberno-Norse Phase 1, Class B, 1.31g, Thymn, ÐYMNROE+MNEGNI, rev. E.ÆMIEMN MO SEÐI, (S.6108 var). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN)

Date: c. 1000-1010 Hiberno-Norse, Phase I Silver Penny in the name of ‘Thymn’ , (c.), Penny, 1.27g., in imitation of the English, Aethelred II Long Cross type. S.6108 var. Weight: 1.31 g Blemish free and choice mint state / no peck marks Otherwise practically as struck Uncirculated (Unc) Extremely rare Obverse: Bare headed draped bust left,…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1065-1085/95. AR Penny (18mm, 0.54 g). Phase V coinage, Facing Bust type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Stylized facing bust wearing pyramidal helmet / Voided long cross; ‘hand’ symbol in one quarter, S symbol in others. O'S 46; SCBI –; D&F 29; SCBC 6176. VF, toned. Well struck. Rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Stylized facing bust / Voided long cross & symbols

Date: c. 1095-1100 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Facing bust and symbols type. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Mid-late 11th century Struck circa 1065-1085/95 References: O’S 46; SCBI –; D&F 29; SCBC 6176. Diameter: 18mm Weight: 0.54 g Very Fine (VF) Toned and…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VI silver penny - Crude draped bust left; crozier before, Domnall mac Taidc Ua Briain – Brotar mac Torcaill

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI – Crude draped bust left / Voided long cross, with annulet at centre

Date: c. 1095/1100-1150 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase VI coinage. Domnall mac Taidc Ua Briain – Brotar mac Torcaill Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Early-mid 12th century Struck circa 1095/1100-1150 SCBI -; SCBC 6187. Approx. 18 mm, 0.51 g Near EF, toned. An exceptional grade for issue. Very rare. Obverse: Crude draped bust…

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt. Mid-late 11th century. AR Penny (18mm, 0.78 g). Phase V coinage. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1065-1085/95. Four croziers forming cross in saltire, with annulet at center; retrograde S to left, scourge to right; blundered and illegible legend around / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends and pellet at center; pellet, annulet, pellet, and ‘hand’ in angles; blundered and illegible legend around. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 269 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 350-1 (same dies); SCBC 6182. VF, toned. Struck on a broad flan. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Four croziers forming cross in saltire / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends

Date: c. 1065-1085/95 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Mid-late 11th century Struck circa 1065-1085/95 SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 269 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 350-1 (same dies); SCBC 6182. Approx. 18 mm, 0.78 g VF, toned. Struck on a…

John, as Lord of Ireland, 1185 (First Coinage, Profile Issue) Halfpenny, Dublin, ROGER

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (First ‘Profile’ Coinage, Uncertain Mint / Roger)

Date: c. 1185 Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Henry II John as Lord of Ireland First Coinage (Profile Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Roger Hammered     Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare Coin Review: John, Lord of Ireland, 1179 (First…