A 'cast' Viking Silver Trade Ingot, c. 800-1000 AD – a sub-rectangular in plan and ovate in section, and tapering to a rounded point at each end. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Viking Silver Trade Ingot (Cast)

Date: c. 800-1000 AD   Description: A ‘cast’ Viking Silver Trade Ingot, c. 800-1000 AD – a sub-rectangular in plan and ovate in section, and tapering to a rounded point at each end, the ‘upper’ sides are almost smooth while the underside displays numerous cast marks and striations. Features two deep, nearly parallel cuts to…

Edward I, Fifth Irish Coinage, Penny, Intermediate Issue, Dublin Mint, type III, pellet in each corner of triangle. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Edward I, 5th Coinage (Dublin Mint) Type III, Intermediate Issue

Date: c. 1295 Edward I (1272-1307), Penny, Fifth Irish Coinage (Intermediate Issue), Dublin, Type III, on full flan (albeit pierced at top right of the inverted triangle). Nearly very fine (aVF) Ref: S.6259 Weight: 1.42g Extremely rare Obverse: Crowned bust in triangle, with pellet in each angle of triangle, spread crown and crosses as ornaments…

Edward I, fourth Irish coinage, Penny, Intermediate Issue, Dublin, type II, 1.40g, EDWR ANGLD NSHYB, rosette on breast, rev. CIVI TAS DVBL INIE, small letters, irregular,possibly clipped, good fine (S.6257) very rare. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Edward I, 4th Coinage (Dublin Mint) Type II, Intermediate Issue

Date: c. 1294 Edward I, Fourth Irish Coinage, Silver Penny, Intermediate Issue, Dublin Mint, type II. Irregular flan, possibly clipped, otherwise good fine (gF) Weight: 1.40g Ref: S.6257 Very rare Obverse: Crowned bust in triangle, rosette on breast (instead of the usual trefoil) Legend: EDWR ANGLD NSHYB Reverse: Cross & Pellets design (no moneyer’s name),…

Edward I (1272-1307), Fifth Irish coinage, Silver Halfpenny, Cork Mint. Obv legend EDWR ANGLD NSHYB. Rev legend CIVI TAS CORC ACIE. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Halfpenny of Edward I, 5th Coinage (Cork Mint)

Date: 1297-1302 Description: A rare Silver Half Penny of Cork in the name of Edward I. This piece is an example of his fifth coinage and was minted in Cork between the years 1297 and 1302. Edward’s mint in Cork closed in 1302. A well-struck example, showing well-defined legends (lettering) and portrait. Traces of silver…

Medieval banking had to overcome the dangers of the Usury Laws and the Italians did so by organising themselves into merchant banking societies, rather than acting as individual traders.

The Great Monetary Crisis of 13th C Europe

Introduction: Medieval history is often taught as a power struggle between nobles fighting for control of their inherited lands via a series of military campaigns, often ending in a decisive battle that has been portrayed within a 19th century ‘nationalist’ mindset. My own education, from what I can remember of primary school and the old…

1818 Kilkenny Bank, Five Pounds Sterling, dated 11 November 1818, for James Loughnan, signed by him. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: Five Pounds Stg., The Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan’s Bank) 1818

The Kilkenny Bank / Loughnan’s Bank: The Kilkenny Bank was first registered in 23rd September 1800, by Connel Loughnan and John Helsham. There was three sets of notes issued: Type 1 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Connel Loughnan and John Helsham) Type 2 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Michael Brennan and James Loughnan) Type 3 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (James…

One Pound & Ten Shillings, Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan's Bank) 1819, signed by James Loughnan. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: One Pound & Ten Shillings Stg., The Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan’s Bank) 1819

The Kilkenny Bank / Loughnan’s Bank: The Kilkenny Bank was first registered in 23rd September 1800, by Connel Loughnan and John Helsham. There was three sets of notes issued: Type 1 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Connel Loughnan and John Helsham) Type 2 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Michael Brennan and James Loughnan) Type 3 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (James…