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. 1065-1085/95 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…

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…

Hiberno-Norse coinage, c. 1065 - 1095, Penny, Dublin, Phase V, Facing bust, birds type

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Facing bust + birds type

Date: c. 1065 – 1095 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Obverse: Bearded, helmeted facing-bust Blundered and illegible legend around Reverse: Bird symbols Blundered and illegible legend around. Country: Ireland Category: Hiberno-Norse Phase 5 Hammered    Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins & Their Links to Ireland O’Brien Coin Guide: Who Introduced Anglo-Saxon…

AR Penny. Phase V coinage, ca.1065-96AD, ca.17mm, ca.0.7g. Draped bust left; large cross pattée on neck; blundered and illegible legend around / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet, annulet, pellet, and inward-facing anchor in angles; blundered and illegible legend around. S6138

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Draped bust left; large cross pattée on neck

Date: c. 1065 – 1095   Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Approx. 17mm, circa 0.7g.  S6138 Obverse: Draped bust left; large cross pattée on neck Blundered and illegible legend around Reverse: Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet, annulet, pellet, and inward-facing anchor in angles. Blundered and illegible legend around. Country:…

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…