John as Lord of Ireland - Dublin / Norman - Cross Potent Halfpenny 1190-1198 AD. Second coinage, group I

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

Date: 1190-1198 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Richard I (the Lion Heart) John as Lord of Ireland Second Coinage (Dominus / Cross Potent Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Norman Hammered Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare Coin Review:…

Edward IV - Drogheda - Large Rose Penny 1478-1483 AD. Group VII coinage. (obv) EDWARD DI GR DNS HYBE (rev) VILL ADR (OGH EDA) 4 known

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV Large Rose Penny (Drogheda Mint)

Date: 1478-1483 Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of York Edward IV 2nd Reign Seventh Coinage (Large Rose Penny) Drogheda Mint Hammered     Further Reading: Blog Post: Edward IV issues Irish coins of the English standard (1463) Blog Post: Edward IV issues Irish coins of a lower standard (1467) Image Gallery: 1461–1470 Edward IV (York, first reign) O’Brien…

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Does an Irish (small) 1991 5p coin exist?

The Irish five pence coin, first introduced in 1971, was 5.65518 grams in weight with a diameter of 2.3595 centimetres. This matched the British five pence coin. As a modern coin it became apparent in the late 1980s that the coin’s physical dimensions were large relative to its value. On 30th April, 1992, Minister for Finance…

John, as Lord of Ireland, 1185 (First Coinage, Profile Issue) Halfpenny, Dublin, ROGER

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (First ‘Profile’ Coinage, Uncertain Mint / Roger)

Date: c. 1185 Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Henry II John as Lord of Ireland First Coinage (Profile Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Roger Hammered     Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare Coin Review: John, Lord of Ireland, 1179 (First…

John as Lord of Ireland, silver halfpenny (First Profile issue) Elis moneyer, Dublin mint

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (First ‘Profile’ Coinage, Dublin Mint / Elis)

Date: c. 1185 Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Henry II John as Lord of Ireland First Coinage (Profile Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Elis Hammered     Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare Coin Review: John, Lord of Ireland, 1179 (First…

The Umayyad dirham from Woodstown, Co.Waterford

List of Islamic Coin Finds in Medieval Ireland

Among the most remarkable coins found in Ireland are those with Kufic inscriptions. Although these are not evidence for a direct Irish-Arabic trade, they are indicators of the extent of the wider Viking trade networks – particularly the Baltic/Byzantine route. It is thought that they came to Ireland, via Scandinavia. Townland/Site Name Site Type Comments Reference(s)…