Prince John, as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199), Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), group Ib (1190-98), smaller diameter flan, Waterford Mint, Moneyer Marcus, facing diademed head, legend surrounding, rev voided cross potent within inner circle, annulets in angles, legend surrounding, 0.65g (Withers type I, Marcus 2a; D.F. 40A; S.6208). Cleaned, weak in parts, very fine for issue and rare

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Waterford Mint / Marcus)

Date: c. 1190-99 Description: Prince John, as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199), Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), group Ib (1190-98), smaller diameter flan, Waterford Mint, Moneyer Marcus, 0.65g (Withers type I, Marcus 2a; D.F. 40A; S.6208). Very fine for issue (VF) Cleaned, weak in parts Rare Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend surrounding IOHANNES DOM Translates as “John…

Ireland. John as lord of Ireland (1177-1199), AR Half-penny. Dublin, c. 1190-1198. +IOHANNES DO, facing diademed head / +TOMAS…VVE, voided cross potent. SCBI 10, Belfast, 231-74; S 6205. 0.71g, 14mm, 6h.

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Dublin Mint / Tomas)

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: Ireland. John as Lord of Ireland (1177-1199), silver halfpenny. Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), Dublin mint, c. 1190-1199. SCBI 10, Belfast, 231-74; S 6205. 0.71g, 14mm, 6h. Very Fine (VF) Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend around +IOHANNES DO Translates as “John Dominus” Reverse: Voided cross potent, legend around +TOMAS…VVE Translates as “Tomas of…

Henry II of England, Short Cross Class 1B Penny, Moneyer Oslac of Worcester

O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins for Ireland?

Background Henry’s Troubled Succession Henry was born in France at Le Mans on 5 March 1133 as the eldest child of Geoffrey the Fair, Count of Anjou, and the Empress Matilda, so titled because of her first marriage to Henry V, the Holy Roman Emperor. Henry’s mother was a very powerful woman: She was the…