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.…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle

Date: c. 1130-1150 Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII, Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle. Weight: 0.62 g References: O’S. 73; DF. 34; S.6199 Very Fine (VF) An unusually good example of this extremely rare bracteate Very rare Obverse: Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle…

James I, 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604), 1st Bust (squared beard), Sixpence, 2.26g, mintmark Bell (DF. 260, S. 6513)

Irish Coin Daily: James I, 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604), 1st Bust (squared beard), Sixpence, mint mark Bell

Date: 1603-04 Description: James I, 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604), 1st Bust (squared beard), Sixpence, mint mark Bell. Weight: 2.26 g Good Very Fine  (gVF) Toned References: DF. 260, S. 6513 Obverse: Crowned (first) bust of James I, facing right. The first bust can be quickly identified via the ‘squared beard’ Legend: IACOBVS D G ANG…

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…

James I, 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607), 3rd Bust (decorated shoulder) Silver Shilling, mint mark: Martlet (1605). DF. 261; S. 6515.

Irish Coin Daily: James I, 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607), 3rd Bust (decorated shoulder), Shilling, mintmark Martlet

Date: 1605 Description: James I, 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607), 3rd Bust (decorated shoulder), Shilling, 4.24g., mintmark Martlet. Nicely toned example, with some light scratches on the obverse. Weight: 4.24 g Very Fine  (VF) References: DF. 261, S. 6515 Obverse: Crowned (third) bust of James I, facing right. The third bust can be quickly identified via…

Edward IV, First ‘Anonymous’ Issue (1460-1462) Copper Half-farthing, 1.26g, DF.101 var. S. 6399

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV. First reign, Anonymous ‘Crown’ coinage (1460-1462) Copper Half-farthing, or Patrick

Date: c. 1460-1463 Description: Edward IV (First reign, 1461-1470) Anonymous ‘Crown’ coinage – copper half-farthing or ‘Patrick’. Struck circa 1460-1462. Weight: 1.26 g Good Very Fine (gVF) Rare References: DF.101 var.; S. 6399 Obverse: Crown in centre, within a toothed border Legend, within outer toothed rim / border: + PA (space) TRIR° (branch) Reverse: Large…