Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1065-1085/95. AR Penny (18mm, 0.54 g). Phase V coinage, Facing Bust type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Stylized facing bust wearing pyramidal helmet / Voided long cross; ‘hand’ symbol in one quarter, S symbol in others. O'S 46; SCBI –; D&F 29; SCBC 6176. VF, toned. Well struck. Rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Stylized facing bust / Voided long cross & symbols

Date: c. 1065-1085/95 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Facing bust and symbols type. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Mid-late 11th century Struck circa 1065-1085/95 References: O’S 46; SCBI –; D&F 29; SCBC 6176. Diameter: 18mm Weight: 0.54 g Very Fine (VF) Toned and…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (19mm, 1.24 g, 9h). Phase I coinage, Short Cross type. Dublin mint; 'Wæremin' moneyer. Struck circa 1010-1016. + SITRIC RE+ DУFLIIM, diademed and draped bust left / + PÆREMIN MΘ DУFLIM, short cross pattée. O'S 24 var. (moneyer); SCBI 8 (BM), 48 var. (same); SCBI 32 (Ulster), –; SCBC 6117. Good VF, small peck mark. Very rare.

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

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase 1, Class D (Small Cross type). Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson. Dublin mint, Moneyer: Faeremin (blundered: ‘Wæremin’) Diamter: 19 mm Weight: 1.24 g References: O’S 24 var. (moneyer); SCBI 8 (BM), 48 var. (same); SCBI 32 (Ulster), –; SCBC 6117 Good VF Small peck mark Very rare Obverse:…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VI silver penny - Crude draped bust left; crozier before, Domnall mac Taidc Ua Briain – Brotar mac Torcaill

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI – Crude draped bust left / Voided long cross, with annulet at centre

Date: c. 1095/1100-1150 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase VI coinage. Domnall mac Taidc Ua Briain – Brotar mac Torcaill Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Early-mid 12th century Struck circa 1095/1100-1150 SCBI -; SCBC 6187. Approx. 18 mm, 0.51 g Near EF, toned. An exceptional grade for issue. Very rare. Obverse: Crude draped bust…

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt. Mid-late 11th century. AR Penny (18mm, 0.78 g). Phase V coinage. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1065-1085/95. Four croziers forming cross in saltire, with annulet at center; retrograde S to left, scourge to right; blundered and illegible legend around / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends and pellet at center; pellet, annulet, pellet, and ‘hand’ in angles; blundered and illegible legend around. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 269 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 350-1 (same dies); SCBC 6182. VF, toned. Struck on a broad flan. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Four croziers forming cross in saltire / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends

Date: c. 1065-1085/95 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Mid-late 11th century Struck circa 1065-1085/95 SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 269 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 350-1 (same dies); SCBC 6182. Approx. 18 mm, 0.78 g VF, toned. Struck on a…

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…

Viking Gold Trade Ingots

Irish Coin Daily: Viking Gold Trade Ingot

Date: c. AD 900 – 1050 Description: Viking Gold Trade Ingot, 10th-11th century AD – a rectangular-section ingot of gold with irregular ends. Weight: 23.47 grams Length: 30mm (approx. 1 inch) Metal content Gold ~ approx. 67-69% Silver ~ approx. 29-31% Copper ~ approx. 2% Country: Ireland + Hiberno-Norse Northumbria Category: Viking Proto-Currency Gold Trading Ingot…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.49 g). Phase I coinage, Crux type. Eoferwic (York) mint signature

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class A – CRUX Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer: ARTHOR of YORK

Date: c.996-1001   IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.49 g). Phase I coinage, Crux type. Eoferwic (York) mint signature; ‘Arthor,’ moneyer. Struck c. 995/6-1000. Cf. SCBI 32 (Ulster), 10 (for type, moneyer, and similar mint signature); SCBC 6101. VF, toned, minor surfaces flaw on the obverse. Extremely rare, and likely the only…