Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (19mm, 1.11 g, 6h). Phase I coinage, Short Cross type. Eoferwic (York) mint signature; ‘Arnthorr,’ moneyer. Struck circa 1010-1016. + ZIIITR F RE+ DΓLI, diademed and draped bust left / + ARNDORR M-O EOFR, short cross pattée. O'S –; SCBI –; D&F 19; SCBC 6118. VF, peck marks. Rare – unlisted ‘moneyer’ for type.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer: ANRTHORR (of York)

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny in imitation of an Æthelred II Last Small Cross Penny, Phase 1, Class D (Small Cross type). Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson. Eoferwic (York) mint signature. Moneyer: Arnthorr. Diameter: 19 mm Weight: 1.11 g References: O’S –; SCBI –; D&F 19; SCBC 6118 Very fine (VF) with a…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer: Colbrand (of Dublin)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer: Colbrand (of Dublin)

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny in imitation of an Æthelred II Last Small Cross Penny, Phase 1, Class D (Small Cross type). Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson. Dublin mint, Moneyer: Colbrand. Superb condition for a coin of this period and one of the best I have seen. Weight: 1.14 g References: cf. SCBI…

Hiberno-Norse. Phase I (c.995-1020), Class D Penny in the name of Sihtric Anlafsson c.1010-16, Dublin mint, S-6117, DF-18, MS63 PCGS. + SIHTRY REX DYFLNIIΘ, bust left / + SIHLΘDIL MII GIHLI, short cross. An imitation of Æthelred's last small cross coinage, this example is exceptional in its strike and surfaces. The legends, although difficult, are legible and the portrait is excellent. The flan is of good metal without cracks or flaws, exhibits upturned rims + one small peckmark on the reverse. Rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Phase I (c.995-1020) Penny in the name of Sihtric Anlafsson c.1010-16, Dublin mint, S-6117, DF-18, MS63 PCGS. An imitation of Æthelred’s last small cross coinage, this example is exceptional in its strike and surfaces. The legends, although difficult, are legible and the portrait is excellent. The flan is of good metal without…