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,…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN) Moneyer - Odulf or Authulfr

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN)

Date: c. AD 1000-1010 Description: Hiberno-Norse, Sihtric III Olafsson (c. 995-1036) Silver Penny Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN) Uncertain mint signature / Moneyer = Odulf or Authulfr Struck in the name of ‘Thymn,’ circa 1010-1020 (19mm, 1.25 g, 11h) Dolley, Myth, 20 (same dies); O’S Issue 3; SCBI –; D&F 8;…

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric. (Beorhtnoth, moneyer). Struck c 1000-1010

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric (BEORHTNOTH)

Date: c. 1000-1010 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver penny, c. 995-1036, for Sihtric III Olafsson Phase I, Class B coinage, Long Cross type.  Moneyer: Beorhtnoth, moneyer (possibly from the Winchester mint) Very rare with English mint signature O’Sullivan: Issue 3; cf. SCBI 8 (BM), 40 = BMC (Æthelred II) 374 (for similar, in name of Æthelred II); D&F…

Hiberno-Norse Kings of Dublin, 'Thymn', Phase I (c.1000-c.1010), Penny, 1.27g., in imitation of the English, Aethelred II Long Cross type, bare headed draped bust left, pellet behind head, +ĐYMN ROE + MNEGNI, rev., voided long cross, +FIENEMIN MO DYMI – (Færemin, moneyer at Dublin), (S.6108), toned, one small Viking peck mark on the reverse, otherwise practically as struck, extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN)

Date: c. AD 1000-1010 Description: 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.  Toned, with a small Viking peck mark on the reverse Otherwise practically as struck Uncirculated (Unc) Extremely rare  Obverse: Bare headed draped bust left, pellet behind head…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.47 g, 4h). Phase I coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint; Færeman, moneyer. Struck circa 1000-1010. Draped bust left; pellet to right / + FÆ REM N M(dart)Θ DYFLI, voided long cross, with pellet at center and triple-crescent ends; pellet in each central crescent. Cf. O'S 6; SCBI 8 (BM), 21 var. (rev. legend); SCBI 32 (Ulster), 19-20; SCBC 6103. EF, lightly toned, slight bow to flan

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric (FAEREMIN)

Date: c. 1000-1010 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.47 g, 4h). Phase I Class B coinage (Long Cross type). Cf. O’S 6; SCBI 8 (BM), 21 var. SCBI 32 (Ulster), 19-20; SCBC 6103. Extremely Fine (EF) Lightly toned, slight bow to flan Obverse: Draped bust left; pellet to right Reverse: voided long…

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…