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…

John, silver farthing (REX coinage), Dublin mint, willem moneyer (struck on irregular flan). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s REX Coinage, Silver Farthing, Dublin mint / Moneyer: Willem

Date: 1208/9-1216 Description: John as King of England & Ireland (REX coinage), silver farthing, Dublin Mint, Moneyer: Willem. Weight: 0.33 g Diameter: 9 mm References: Cf. Withers VI p. 37; –; SCBC 6234 Near VF, toned, weak in parts. Struck on an irregular flan. Very rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to…

John, silver halfpenny (REX coinage), Dublin mint, roberd moneyer. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s (REX) Coinage, Silver Halfpenny, Dublin Mint / Moneyer: Roberd

Date: 1208/9-1216   Description: King John’s Irish coinage, silver halfpenny. Dublin mint signature, with Roberd (moneyer) signature. Weight: 0.6 g Fine (F) Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend: IOH  ANN  ESRE John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three stars around; all within triangle Three crosses…

Ireland, James I (1603-25), Sixpence, 2.22g, m.m. rose, mag brit, first bust right, rev. tveatvr etc, crowned harp (S.6517), attractively toned, good fine

Irish Coin Daily: James I, Silver Sixpence, Third Bust / Second Irish Coinage – m.m. Rose (1605/6)

Date: c. 1605-06 Description: James I, second Irish coinage, Sixpence. No date, but the mint mark: Rose denotes the year 1605-06. Struck at the Tower Mint, London. Attractively toned, good fine. Weight: 2.22g Mintmark: Rose (1605/6) Reference: S.6517 Obverse: Crowned (third) bust of James I, facing right The third bust can be quickly identified via the ‘decorated…

Hiberno-Norse coinage, c. 1065 - 1095, Penny, Dublin, Phase V, Facing bust, birds type

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Facing bust + birds type

Date: c. 1065 – 1095 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Obverse: Bearded, helmeted facing-bust Blundered and illegible legend around Reverse: Bird symbols Blundered and illegible legend around. Country: Ireland Category: Hiberno-Norse Phase 5 Hammered    Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins & Their Links to Ireland O’Brien Coin Guide: Who Introduced Anglo-Saxon…

Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Katherine Howard (1540), 1.96g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h k (S.6474), good fine

Irish Coin Daily: Groat of Henry VIII & Katherine Howard, First Harp Issue (1540)

Date: 1540 Description: Ireland, Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Katherine Howard (1540), 1.96g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h k (S.6474) Good Fine (GF) Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Tudor Henry VIII Katherine Howard Hammered Additional Information: Katherine Howard (c. 1523 – 13 February 1542) Queen of…

John (as Lord), Third coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, Moneyer Thomas. rev. double cross pommée, THOMAS ON DV, DF 42 S.6207

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

Date: 1198-1199 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Richard I (the Lion Heart) John as Lord of Ireland Third Coinage (Dominus / Cross Pommée Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Tomas Hammered Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare Coin Review:…