Hiberno-Norse, Phase VI silver penny - Crude draped bust left; crozier before, Domnall mac Taidc Ua Briain – Brotar mac Torcaill

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI – Crude draped bust left / Voided long cross, with annulet at centre

Date: c. 1095/1100-1150 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase VI coinage. Domnall mac Taidc Ua Briain – Brotar mac Torcaill Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Early-mid 12th century Struck circa 1095/1100-1150 SCBI -; SCBC 6187. Approx. 18 mm, 0.51 g Near EF, toned. An exceptional grade for issue. Very rare. Obverse: Crude draped bust…

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt. Mid-late 11th century. AR Penny (18mm, 0.78 g). Phase V coinage. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1065-1085/95. Four croziers forming cross in saltire, with annulet at center; retrograde S to left, scourge to right; blundered and illegible legend around / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends and pellet at center; pellet, annulet, pellet, and ‘hand’ in angles; blundered and illegible legend around. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 269 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 350-1 (same dies); SCBC 6182. VF, toned. Struck on a broad flan. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Four croziers forming cross in saltire / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends

Date: c. 1065-1085/95 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Mid-late 11th century Struck circa 1065-1085/95 SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 269 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 350-1 (same dies); SCBC 6182. Approx. 18 mm, 0.78 g VF, toned. Struck on a…

Hiberno-Norse coinage, c. 1065 - 1095, Penny, Dublin, Phase V, Facing bust, birds type

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Facing bust + birds type

Date: c. 1065 – 1095 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Obverse: Bearded, helmeted facing-bust Blundered and illegible legend around Reverse: Bird symbols Blundered and illegible legend around. Country: Ireland Category: Hiberno-Norse Phase 5 Hammered    Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins & Their Links to Ireland O’Brien Coin Guide: Who Introduced Anglo-Saxon…

Viking Gold Trade Ingots

Irish Coin Daily: Viking Gold Trade Ingot

Date: c. AD 900 – 1050 Description: Viking Gold Trade Ingot, 10th-11th century AD – a rectangular-section ingot of gold with irregular ends. Weight: 23.47 grams Length: 30mm (approx. 1 inch) Metal content Gold ~ approx. 67-69% Silver ~ approx. 29-31% Copper ~ approx. 2% Country: Ireland + Hiberno-Norse Northumbria Category: Viking Proto-Currency Gold Trading Ingot…

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric. (Beorhtnoth, moneyer). Struck c 1000-1010

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric (BEORHTNOTH)

Date: c. 1000-1010 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver penny, c. 995-1036, for Sihtric III Olafsson Phase I, Class B coinage, Long Cross type.  Moneyer: Beorhtnoth, moneyer (possibly from the Winchester mint) Very rare with English mint signature O’Sullivan: Issue 3; cf. SCBI 8 (BM), 40 = BMC (Æthelred II) 374 (for similar, in name of Æthelred II); D&F…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class C – Helmet Type) moneyer unknown

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class C – HELMET Type) / Unknown Moneyer

Date: 1009-1011 Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class C Imitation Penny in the name of Aethelred, Helmet type, very rare. (S.6115) Obverse: Armoured bust left with radiate helmet Legend translates as: Sihtric of Dublin Reverse: Long cross voided, each limb terminating in three crescents over square with trefoil at each point Legend translates as: King of Dublin…