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

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

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny in imitation of an Æthelred II Last Small Cross Penny, Phase 1, Class D (Small Cross type). Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson. Dublin mint, Moneyer: Colbrand. Superb condition for a coin of this period and one of the best I have seen. Weight: 1.14 g References: cf. SCBI…

Second coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, type Ib, Turgod, [TVR]GOD ON DWE, 0.78g/6h (S 6205; DF 39). Parts of legend flat, otherwise very fine and toned, rare

Irish Coin Daily: John (as Lord of Ireland) Second coinage, Halfpenny, Type 1b, Mint: Dublin, Moneyer: Turgod

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: John (as Lord of Ireland) Second coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, Type 1b. Mint: Dublin Moneyer: Turgod (a rare Dublin moneyer) Weight: 0.78g References: S 6205; DF 39 Parts of legend flat, otherwise very fine (VF) and toned Rare Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend around +IOHANNES DO Translates as “John Dominus” Reverse: Voided…

Dublin Money Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped with value within beaded border, 14.24g (S 6543, DF 287). Good fine, very rare

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Dublin money, Halfcrown, V.s within beaded and wire-line borders

Date: c. 1642 Description: Charles I ‘Dublin Money’ Halfcrown, Vs within beaded and wire-line borders. Weight: 14.24g References: S 6543, DF 287 Good fine (gF) Nicely toned A very rare ‘siege’ coin from the Great Rebellion in Ireland Obverse: Irregular octagonal flan cut from plate silver and stamped with a crude die. Denomination within a…

Charles I (1625-1649), Southern Cities of Refuge, Cork, Sixpence, 1647

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Cities of Refuge – Cork, Sixpence, 1647

Date: 1647 Description: Charles I, Cities of Refuge silver sixpence on an octagonal piece of silver plate. Weight: 2.06g References: S 6561A; DF 329 About Fine (F) Extremely rare Obverse: Crudely struck emergency coinage with the legend “CORK” centred between two circles (outer circle beaded, inner circle wired) with a small pellet below (between “O”…

Charles I (1625-1649), Dublin money, Crown, Vs within beaded and wire-line borders, 29.33g (S 6542; DF 286; KM. 54). Small dig on obverse, lightly scratched on reverse, otherwise nearly very fine and toned, very rare

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Dublin money, Crown, V.s within beaded and wire-line borders

Date: c. 1642 Description: Charles I (1625-1649), Dublin money, Crown, Vs within beaded and wire-line borders. Weight: 29.33g References: S 6542; DF 286; KM 54 Small dig on obverse, lightly scratched on reverse, otherwise nearly Very Fine (aVF) Nicely toned A very rare ‘siege’ coin from the Great Rebellion in Ireland Obverse: Irregular octagonal flan…

Charles I (1625-1649), Cork, Shilling, 1647, 4.35g/1h (S 6561; DF 328). Light scratch on reverse, otherwise good fine, extremely rare

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Cities of Refuge – Cork, Shilling, 1647

Date: 1647 Description: Charles I, Cities of Refuge Shilling on an octagonal piece of silver plate. Weight: 4.35g References: S 6561; DF 328 Light scratch on reverse, otherwise good Fine (gF) Extremely rare Obverse: Crudely struck emergency coinage with the legend “CORK” centred between two circles (outer circle beaded, inner circle wired) with a small…

Gold Ring Money - Penannular ring (plain type) c. 1200-100 BC, 3.98g, allegedly found in Co Clare in the 19th C

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring (plain type). Late Bronze Age, Co Clare

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring (plain type) c. 1200-100 BC, allegedly found in Co Clare at some time in the 19th C Weight: 3.98 g Provenance: Drabble collection, Glendining, 4 July 1939, lot 60 (part) Whyte (Dublin), 23 February 2001, lot 188 Dating Gold Ring Money:…