Hiberno-Norse c 1065-1095 Penny Phase V coinage, Crude bust right, derivative of Edward the Confessor small flan type. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase V Silver Penny (Crude bust right, derivative of Edward the Confessor small flan type)

Date: c. 1065 – 1095 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Phase V coinage – Crude bust right, derivative of Edward the Confessor small flan type. Toned good very fine (gVF) Extremely RARE Obverse: Crude bust right, derivative of Edward the Confessor Blundered and illegible legend around Reverse: Bow cross, large pellets in angles Blundered and illegible…

Two Bronze Age axe heads, Viking strap-end and twisted ring were illegally excavated

Irish Numismatics & Archaeology: A way forward from the impasse in the metal detecting debate?

Two and a half years ago I wrote an article designed to generate discussion on whether (or not) Irish metal-detectorists were saints or sinners. I had hoped to get more opinions from the professionals involved in Irish archaeology – from both sides of the border – but they have remained quiet. An uneasy three-way ‘stand-off’…