An Irish Halfpenny of Edward III (Dublin Mint)

O’Brien Coin Guide: The Unknown Irish Penny of Edward III

Introduction: In numismatic terms ‘unknown’ means that none have been found – therefore asking the question “did they ever exist?” There are many instances where we know of a king commanding that coinage be produced but none have been found. Ironically, when ‘one’ is found, we begin to ask another set of questions: Is it…

Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer FAEREMIN) Draped bust left, cross pattée behind neck with two pellets above, 1.37g. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: c. 1020-1035 Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin, with Dublin mint signature of Færemin (Moneyer of Dublin) – the most common moneyer of this phase. Weight: 1.37 g Diameter: 18mm Near Extremely Fine (nEF) A bold and attractive example of this variety References: SCBI Hiberno-Norse 64-66 var. (no pellets behind bust…

Hiberno-Norse Phase 1, Class E, silver penny imitating Cnut's Quatrefoil, bust left, sihtric, rev feineimodyf, 1.03g. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class E – Quatrefoil Type) / Moneyer: FAEREMIN of Dublin

Date: c. 1016-1020 Hiberno-Norse. Phase I, Class E silver penny, c.995-1020, imitating the Quatrefoil type of Cnut, in the name of Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson, with a Dublin mint signature. Also known as: Sihtric, Sitric and Sitrick in Irish texts Sigtryg and Sigtryggr in Scandinavian texts Of around twenty known Irish Quatrefoil copies (ten are recorded in SCBI), four…

Hiberno-Norse Phase II silver penny, Dublin mint +Faeremin moneyer. cross pattee behind neck + two pellets in front. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: c. 1015-1035 Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Difelin) and signature; (Faeremin) moneyer of Dublin. Weight: 1.16 g Diameter: 18mm Toned Good VF (gVF) References: SCBI 8 (BM), 75 (for type); SCBI 32 (Ulster), 71 (same dies); SCBC 6125 Obverse: Draped bust left; cross pattée behind neck and two pellets in…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer IIDREMIN. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer IIDREMIN

Date: c. 1011-1016 Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer IIDREMIN. Like all those of the Hiberno-Norse series, Phase I, this is an imitation of Ethelred II’s last small cross penny but is named for Sihtric Anlafsson, King of Dublin, with a Dublin mint…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase 1, Class A (CRUX issue), for Sihtric +SITIRXDIFLME OX 1.42g 21mm with a Dublin mint signature, moneyer Fastolf + FAZTOLO DIFLME. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class A – CRUX Type) in the name of Sihtric (FASTOLF)

Date: c. 996-1001 Hiberno-Norse Phase I Silver Penny, Dublin mint, for Sihtric, King of Dublin with a Dublin mint signature (Moneyer: Fastolf). An imitation of Aethelred II’s CRVX type. Weight: 1.42 g Diameter: 21 mm References: (DF 1; S 6100). Legend a little blundered, otherwise good eye appeal Good Very Fine (gVF) Rare Obverse: Draped…

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,…