Gold ring money ca. 1000 BC. Ring in torques form. The body is twisted as decoration and ends in plain pointed terminals. 4,39 g. van Arsdell p. 61, 1. Cf. UBS Auction 59, Basel, 29 January 2004, lot 4006. Extremely fine.

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money

Date: c. 1000 BC Description: Gold ring money ca. 1000 BC. Ring in torques form. The body is twisted as decoration and ends in plain pointed terminals. 4,39 g. Extremely Fine (EF) Rare Country: This type of ‘proto-currency’ is found throughout Bronze Age Europe Ring Money is also found in Ireland Category: Bronze Age    Further…

Duke of Ormonde’s gold coinage of 1646-7, Pistole, Dublin, undated, stamped 4dwt 7grs both sides

O’Brien Coin Guide: Introduction to the Emergency Coinages of the Great Rebellion of 1641-52

Introduction Many people think of the Great Rebellion as a two-sided fight – the Irish Catholics versus the Anglo-Irish Protestants … but it was a lot more complicated than that. There were at least five opposing parties during the rebellion, which have been described by Carlyle as follows :- the Catholics of the Pale demanding…