John (as Lord of Ireland), Third coinage, Halfpenny, Downpatrick, Tomas, CAPVT IOHANNIS, rev. THOMAS ON DVN. Extremely rare. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Third Coinage, Downpatrick Mint / Thomas)

Date: 1198-1199 Description: John (as Lord of Ireland), Silver Halfpenny, Third Coinage (Cross Pommée). Downpatrick Mint signature (DVN). Moneyer: Thomas. Weight: 0.72g Grade: Slightly off-centre, otherwise about very fine (aVF), An extremely rare mint References: S. 6219 Not listed in SCBI Ulster Not listed in Dowle & Finn Obverse: Facing, diademed head  Legend: CAPVT IOHANNIS…

John De Courcy, Lord of Ulster (1177-1205), Farthing, anonymous issue, Downpatrick Mint, Processional cross within beaded circle, +PATRICII legend, rev short cross potent with crescents in angles, within beaded circle, +DE DVNO legend, 0.36g (Withers Downpatrick 1; D.F. 47; S.6225). Toned, a pleasing very fine for issue and extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Farthing of John de Courcy, Lord of Ulster, (Second ‘Anonymous’ Coinage)

Date: c. 1195  Description: John De Courcy, Lord of Ulster (1177-1205), Farthing, anonymous issue, Downpatrick Mint, 0.36g (Withers Downpatrick 1; D.F. 47; S.6225). Very Fine (VF) Toned, nicely preserved specimen for type Extremely Rare Obverse: Processional cross within beaded circle +PATRICII Reverse: Short cross potent with crescents in angles, within beaded circle +DE DVNO Country:…

Henry II of England, Short Cross Class 1B Penny, Moneyer Oslac of Worcester

O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins for Ireland?

Background Henry’s Troubled Succession Henry was born in France at Le Mans on 5 March 1133 as the eldest child of Geoffrey the Fair, Count of Anjou, and the Empress Matilda, so titled because of her first marriage to Henry V, the Holy Roman Emperor. Henry’s mother was a very powerful woman: She was the…