Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (19mm, 1.24 g, 9h). Phase I coinage, Short Cross type. Dublin mint; 'Wæremin' moneyer. Struck circa 1010-1016. + SITRIC RE+ DУFLIIM, diademed and draped bust left / + PÆREMIN MΘ DУFLIM, short cross pattée. O'S 24 var. (moneyer); SCBI 8 (BM), 48 var. (same); SCBI 32 (Ulster), –; SCBC 6117. Good VF, small peck mark. Very rare.

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

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase 1, Class D (Small Cross type). Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson. Dublin mint, Moneyer: Faeremin (blundered: ‘Wæremin’) Diamter: 19 mm Weight: 1.24 g References: O’S 24 var. (moneyer); SCBI 8 (BM), 48 var. (same); SCBI 32 (Ulster), –; SCBC 6117 Good VF Small peck mark Very rare Obverse:…

Phase III, Penny, bust left, two pellets in front of face and behind head, rev. long voided cross with hand in two quarters, blundered legends

O’Brien Coin Guide: Introduction to the Hiberno-Norse Coinages of the Late 10th & Early 11th C

The first locally produced Irish coinage was the so-called Hiberno-Norse coinage which was first minted in Dublin in about 995-7 AD under the authority of Sihtric III (aka Sihtric Silkenbeard), the Norse King of Dublin.  There is no evidence for the native Irish producing coins before this, so it is likely that their economy was not coin-based.  The…