Hiberno-Norse. Phase IV. Circa 1055/60-1065. AR Penny (18mm, 0.63 g). ‘Scratched-Die’ coinage. Helmeted facing bust with triple-strand moustache; trefoil of pellets on chin / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; double pellets, quatrefoil of pellets, ‘hand’ and ‘+’ in quarters. O'S 47 var. (symbols in rev. field); SCBI 8 (BM), 152/145 (same obv./rev. dies); SCBC 6136. Toned. VF. Rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase IV (’scratched die’) coinage, Class C, Type 1b, Facing Bust / triple-strand mustache

Date: c. 1055/60-1065/7 Description: Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata. 1052-1070. Silver Penny (0.66 g). Phase IV coinage, Class C, Type 1a. Facing bust with triple-stranded mustache and three pellets on chin, thought to have been imitative of contemporary English coins of Edward the Confessor. Diameter: 18 mm Weight: 0.63 g Uncertain mint signature and moneyer Struck…

Hiberno-Norse. Phase IV. Circa 1055/60-1065. AR Penny (18mm, 0.66 g, 6h). ‘Scratched-Die’ coinage. Class C, Type 1a Helmeted facing bust with triple-strand moustache; trefoil of pellets on chin / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellets in first and fourth quarters, ‘hand’ in second quarter, + in third quarter. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 148; O'S 47 var. (symbols in rev. field); SCBI 8 (BM), 154 (same dies); SCBC 6136. Toned. EF. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase IV (’scratched die’) coinage, Class C, Type 1a, Facing Bust / triple-strand mustache

Date: c. 1055/60-1065/7 Description: Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata. 1052-1070. Silver Penny (0.66 g). Phase IV coinage, Class C, Type 1a. Facing bust with triple-stranded mustache and three pellets on chin, thought to have been imitative of contemporary English coins of Edward the Confessor. Diameter: 18 mm Weight: 0.66 g Uncertain mint signature and moneyer Struck…

Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian, Phase V (Class B) Silver Penny in imitation of Æthelred II Long Cross/Harold II PAX coinage, crude bust left, annulet on neck, cross between two pellets in front of face

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class A (Imitation of Harold II PAX coinage) Silver Penny

Date: c. 1075-1080 Description: An Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian, Phase V (Class B) Silver Penny in imitation of Æthelred II Long Cross/Harold II PAX coinage, crude bust left, annulet on neck, cross between two pellets in front of face, rev. blundered inscription across field. Weight:  0.94 g References: SCBI BM 220, same dies; SCBI Copenhagen 261;…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class (Ringerike obv & Long Cross imitation, with pellet and trefoil of pellets in alternate angles) Silver Penny

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Ringerike design – Small pellet in annulet at centre (Long Cross Imitation reverse – pellet and trefoil of pellets in alternate angles)

Date: c. 1075-1080 Description: An Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian, Phase V (Long Cross imitation, with a Ringerike obverse) Silver Penny. Obv: pelleted annulet at centre of saltire of four croziers, reversed S to left, scourge (?) and trefoil of pellets to right. Rev: long voided cross, pellet and trefoil of pellets in alternate angles. This “Ringerike”…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class (Ringerike obv & Long Cross imitation, with hand, pellet, large annulet, pellet in angles) Silver Penny

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Ringerike design – Cross Pattée at centre (Long Cross Imitation reverse – hand, pellet, large annulet & pellet in angles)

Date: c. 1075-1080 Description: An Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian, Phase V (Ringerike) Silver Penny imitating a Long Cross reverse design, with so-called “Ringerike” obverse motifs, incl. cross pattée at centre of saltire of four croziers, reversed “S” to left, scourge (?) and pellet to right. The reverse features a long voided cross, hand, pellet, large annulet,…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class (Ringerike obv & Jewel Cross type) Silver Penny

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Ringerike design – Large pellet in annulet at centre (Jewel Cross Imitation reverse)

Date: c. 1075-1080 Description: An Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian, Phase V, Class ? (Ringerike obverse & Jewel Cross reverse type) Silver Penny. Obv: pelleted annulet at centre of saltire of four croziers, reversed S to left, scourge (?) and trefoil of pellets to right. Rev: pellet-in-annulet at centre of cross with rounded ends, pellet in each…

Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian Phase II Silver Penny. Dublin mint attributed to Sihtric, King of Dublin and struck by Siult, moneyer of Dublin

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II (Long Cross & Pellets) Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin / Moneyer: Siult of Dublin

Date: c. 1018-1035 Description: An Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian Phase II Silver Penny. Dublin mint attributed to Sihtric, King of Dublin and struck by Siult, moneyer of Dublin. Diameter: 19 mm Weight: 1.45 g  References: SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 62–3; SCBC 6122; O’S Type 3; Hildebrand 73 Some light deposits and a few minor marks. Lightly toned.…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Silver Penny, in the name of Sihtric, King of Dublin, with a mint signature of Godleof, moneyer of Stamford

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Silver Penny, in the name of Sihtric (Dublin mint / Moneyer: Godleop of Stamford)

Date: c. 995-1015 Description: An Hiberno-Norse / Hiberno-Scandinavian, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Silver Penny, in the name of Sihtric, King of Dublin, with a mint signature of Godleop, moneyer of Stamford. Struck circa AD 1000-1010. Weight: 1.31 g References: O’S Type 3; SCBI BM –; SCBI Copenhagen –; SCBI Ulster –; Roth –;…

Hiberno-Norse, phase IV, 'scratched-die' coins, c.1060-65, Penny, 0.77g, bearded, helmeted bust facing, retrograde blundered legend, rev. blundered legned, voided long cross, symbols in angles (cf SCBI 8, 155-156; D.F. 27; S.6136), small chip, edge cracks, crease, a good example of this issue, very fine, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase IV (’scratched die’) coinage, Class C, Type 1c, Facing Bust / triple-strand mustache

Date: c. 1055/60-1065/7 Description: Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata. 1052-1070. Silver Penny (0.77 g). Phase IV coinage, Class C, Type 1 Facing bust with triple-stranded mustache and three pellets on chin, thought to have been imitative of contemporary English coins of Edward the Confessor. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer Struck circa 1055/60-1065/70. cf. SCBI 8, 155-156;…

Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase I, Class D Small Cross (Sithric, King of Dublin), 18mm 0.93g, Moneyer Leofwine of Chester (O’S -, D&F 19, SCBC 6118)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross), Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: Leofwine of Chester)

Date: c. 995-1015 Description: An Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Class D (Small Cross) Silver Penny. Chester mint, moneyer: Leofwine. Diameter: 18 mm Weight: 0.69 g References: SCBI 32 (Belfast), 32 var. (legends); O’S -; D&F 19; SCBC 6118 Well-struck + well centred on a neat round flan, some die rust on obverse and a little porosity…