Hiberno-Norse Phase II silver penny, Dublin mint +Faeremin moneyer. cross pattee behind neck + two pellets in front. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: Faeremin)

Date: c. 1015-1035 Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Difelin) and signature; (Faeremin) moneyer of Dublin. Weight: 1.16 g Diameter: 18mm Toned Good VF (gVF) References: SCBI 8 (BM), 75 (for type); SCBI 32 (Ulster), 71 (same dies); SCBC 6125 Obverse: Draped bust left; cross pattée behind neck and two pellets in…

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: CARM) - rarest of the Phase II moneyers. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: CARM)

Date: c. 1015-1035   Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin, with Dublin mint signature of Carm (Moneyer of Dublin). An extremely rare moneyer. Weight: 1.47 g Diameter: 19mm Extremely fine (EF), pretty much as struck Extremely rare – possibly the rarest of all Phase II moneyers References: SCBI BM –; S 6125;…

Hiberno-Norse Phase II Penny, Sihtric III Olafsson (19mm, 1.25 g). Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint; ‘Ndremin’, moneyer. Struck circa 1015-1035. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: Ndremin)

Date: c. 1015-1035 Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Difelin) and signature; (Ndremin) moneyer of Dublin. Weight: 1.25 g Diameter: 19mm Toned, small striking fracture at center Good VF (gVF) References: O’S 10; D&F 23; SCBC 6122 SCBI 32 (Ulster), 58 cf. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 66; cf. SCBI 8 (BM)   Obverse: Draped…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (18.5mm, 0.85 g, 12h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature; 'Nerrnii,' moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. + HNTRC RE+ II·N[...], draped bust left; two pellets before, cross behind / + NER RNII II MO IEIT, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in each angle. O'S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 82 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125. Good VF, toned, struck from worn dies.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny (NERRNII)

Date: c. 1018-1035 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Silver penny (18.5mm, 0.85 g, 12h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature; ‘Nerrnii,’ moneyer. O’S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 82 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125. Good VF (gVF) Toned, struck from worn dies. Obverse: draped bust left; two pellets before, cross behind + HNTRC…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (17.5mm, 1.20 g, 7h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; ‘Nirinn,’ moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. + I?TRC RE+ IDIFHI, draped bust left; inverted croizer behind / + ?I RI? N HO DFII, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in each angle. O`S 12 (same rev. die as illustration); SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 88 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125A. Good VF, toned.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (moneyer: Nirinn)

Date: c. 1018-1035   Description: Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. Silver Penny (17.5mm, 1.20 g, 7h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; ‘Nirinn,’ moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. O`S 12 (same rev. die as illustration); SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 88 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125A. Good VF (gVF) Toned Obverse: Draped bust left; inverted…

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (19mm, 1.30 g, 3h). Early Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; Steng, moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. + (retrograde Z)IHTR(IC) RE+ DIFL, draped bust right; cross pattée behind neck; pellet in each angle of neck / + (retrograde Z)TE NGM O DУF LNIR, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in each angle. Blackburn 4 –; O’S 10; cf. SCBI 8 (BM), 67 (for type); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 46 (same rev. die); D&F 23; cf. SCBC 6122. Near EF, toned. Very rare moneyer.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (moneyer: Steng)

Date: c. 1018-1035 Description: IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. Silver Penny (19mm, 1.30 g, 3h). Early Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; Steng, moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. Blackburn 4 –; O’S 10; cf. SCBI 8 (BM), 67 (for type); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 46 (same rev. die); D&F 23; cf. SCBC 6122. Almost Extremely…

Ireland, Hiberno-Norse, Sihtric, penny, phase II (c.1015-1035), imitating long cross type of Aethelred II, + SIHTRC RE DIFLM, bust l., rev. + FÆ REMI NMO DYHI, long voided cross, pellet in each angle (S.6122; D&F.23), bottom edge very ragged, about very fine, scarce

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (moneyer: Faeremin)

Date: c. 1015-1035 Description: Hiberno-Norse, Sihtric, penny, phase II (c.1015-1035), imitating long cross type of Aethelred II,  (S.6122; D&F.23), bottom edge very ragged About very fine (aVF) Scarce Obverse: + SIHTRC RE DIFLM, bust l (translates as “Sihtric, King of Dublin”) Reverse: + FÆ REMI NMO DYHI, long voided cross, pellet in each angle (translates as Moneyer =…

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…