Gold Ring Money - Penannular ring, thick-walled hollow gold cylinder with ridged decoration at each end, carefully formed into an annular ring with small opening. 3.74g. Late Bronze Age, 700-500 BC

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring, thick-walled hollow gold cylinder with ridged decoration at each end

Date: c. 700 – 500 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring, thick-walled hollow gold cylinder with ridged decoration at each end, carefully formed into an annular ring with small opening. Weight: 3.74 g Diameter: 24.02 mm Late Bronze Age, 700-500 BC ? Ex Michael Nellist collection Formerly in the Simon Camm collection Formerly…

Gold Ring Money - Small penannular ring consisting of gold foil, inlaid with electrum, wrapped around a copper alloy core

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Small penannular ring consisting of gold foil, inlaid with electrum, wrapped around a copper alloy core

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Small penannular ring consisting of gold foil, inlaid with electrum (a naturally-occurring alloy of gold and silver) wrapped around a copper alloy core. The inlay gives the ring a ‘banded’ appearance, though this has largely been worn away on the outside of the…

Gold Ring Money - Plain type, double band 7.88g

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular (Plain type), double band of gold

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Plain type, double band, square cut at terminals Weight: 7.88g 12 mm. x 11 mm. by 7 mm. wide Dating Gold Ring Money: There is still much debate as to whether or not Gold Ring Money was actually used as money or not.…

Gold Ring Money - Penannular ring, twisted, ending in globules, late Bronze Age. (29 mm, 16.27 g)

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring, twisted, ending in globules

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Penannular ring, twisted, ending in globules. This is a particularly heavy example, made from a carefully twisted shaft of gold ending in two globules. Weight: 16.27 g Diameter: 29 mm Late Bronze Age (or early Iron Age) gold objects such as this one have been found in…

Gold Ring Money - Penannular ring (cable type) tapering to plain ends (c. 1300-100 BC), 4.62 - allegedly found in Co Wicklow

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring (cable type) tapering to plain ends. Late Bronze Age

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring (cable type) tapering to plain ends. Late Bronze Age. Dated at c. 1300-100 BC) by Spink Weight: 4.62g. Very fine (VF) Very rare Provenance: Spink 5 July 1982, ex-Mallinson collection Reported to have been found in Co Wicklow Dating Gold Ring…

Edward IV, First ‘Anonymous’ Issue (1460-1462) Copper Half-farthing, 1.26g, DF.101 var. S. 6399

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV. First reign, Anonymous ‘Crown’ coinage (1460-1462) Copper Half-farthing, or Patrick

Date: c. 1460-1463 Description: Edward IV (First reign, 1461-1470) Anonymous ‘Crown’ coinage – copper half-farthing or ‘Patrick’. Struck circa 1460-1462. Weight: 1.26 g Good Very Fine (gVF) Rare References: DF.101 var.; S. 6399 Obverse: Crown in centre, within a toothed border Legend, within outer toothed rim / border: + PA (space) TRIR° (branch) Reverse: Large…

There is over €347.4 million worth of old Irish banknotes and coins missing!

Great news for collectors! Over €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins are missing!

Yes, you read that correctly. A massive €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins have yet to be handed in to the Central Bank of Ireland since the introduction of the Euro on 1st January 2002 – 18 years since the Euro Changeover! To be absolutely precise, that’s: €224,389,631.19 in old Irish bank notes…