Hiberno-Norse Phase 1, Class D – Small Cross Type, Silver Penny, Obv. Sihtric of Dublin, +SIHTRC REX DIFFHDI Rev. +:DGDΘΛN Θ LVNDR (Dgdoan of London). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: c. 1011-1016   Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase 1, Class D (Small Cross type). Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson. London mint, Moneyer: Dgdoan Diamter: 20 mm Weight: 1.30 g References: SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 47 (same dies); SCBC 6118 Nearly Extremely Fine (nEF) A few minor peck marks Very rare Obverse: Diademed and draped bust left…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer IIDREMIN. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: c. 1011-1016 Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer IIDREMIN. Like all those of the Hiberno-Norse series, Phase I, this is an imitation of Ethelred II’s last small cross penny but is named for Sihtric Anlafsson, King of Dublin, with a Dublin mint…

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:…

Hiberno-Norse. Phase I (c.995-1020), Class D Penny in the name of Sihtric Anlafsson c.1010-16, Dublin mint, S-6117, DF-18, MS63 PCGS. + SIHTRY REX DYFLNIIΘ, bust left / + SIHLΘDIL MII GIHLI, short cross. An imitation of Æthelred's last small cross coinage, this example is exceptional in its strike and surfaces. The legends, although difficult, are legible and the portrait is excellent. The flan is of good metal without cracks or flaws, exhibits upturned rims + one small peckmark on the reverse. Rare.

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

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Phase I (c.995-1020) Penny in the name of Sihtric Anlafsson c.1010-16, Dublin mint, S-6117, DF-18, MS63 PCGS. An imitation of Æthelred’s last small cross coinage, this example is exceptional in its strike and surfaces. The legends, although difficult, are legible and the portrait is excellent. The flan is of good metal without…

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…