Hiberno-Norse Coinage. Anlaf V (ca. 1029-1034). ‘Cnut-style’ Penny. struck likely at Dublin, moneyer: Oda (?) Draped bust l. breaking circle, wearing pointed helmet and holding scepter; +∧NLF +CVIN-E (the ‘N’ retrograde), rev. Central double circle enclosing pellet, which intersects a voided and a jeweled cross within a circle; +OD∧:ON (the ‘N’ retrograde) DNLNVF

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny (Phase I, Class F – Pointed Helmet type) in the name of Anlaf Sihtricsson

Date: c. 1029-1034 Description: Anlaf V (c. 1029-1034). ‘Cnut-style’ Penny. struck likely at Dublin, moneyer: Oda (?). This coin is the only known example in Anlaf’s name and is one of the greatest rarities in Irish, Viking and Anglo-Saxon numismatics. Unlisted in North and Spink. Cf.Roth BNJ vol. 6 (1909), p.55. Bold strike on a full…

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…