Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1095/1100-1150. AR Penny (18mm, 0.46 g). Phase VI coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left; croizer before, quatrefoil on neck / Voided long cross; pellets and scepters in opposite quarters. O`S 22; SCBI 8 (BM), 366-75; D&F 32; SCBC 6187. Good VF, toned

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI – Crude draped bust left / Voided long cross; pellets and scepters in opposite quarters

Date: c. 1095/1100-1150 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1095/1100-1150. Silver Penny (18mm, 0.46 g). Phase VI coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. O`S 22; SCBI 8 (BM), 366-75; D&F 32; SCBC 6187. Good VF (gVF) Toned Obverse: Bust left; croizer before, quatrefoil on neck Reverse: Voided long cross; pellets and scepters in opposite quarters. Country: Ireland Category:…

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…