Harthacnut, Penny, 1.06g, Scandinavian imitation in the style of a Hiberno-Norse long cross, Lund mint, +hardÐa cvnvc, bare bust left to base of coin, rev. +Ðorcetl on lv, long cross, each limb ending in three semicircles, a pellet in centre (cf. S.6103), crude, peck marks to the reverse, very fine, extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Scandinavian Imitation of an Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Penny – Harthacnut / Lund Mint

Date: 1040-1046 ? Description: Harthacnut, Penny, 1.06g, Scandinavian imitation in the style of a Hiberno-Norse long cross, Lund mint. Peck marks to the reverse. A crude but recognisable imitation of an Hiberno-Norse, Phase 1, Class B penny (S.6103) itself imitating a penny of Harthacnut. Very fine (VF) Extremely rare Obverse: Bare bust left to base…

Aethelred II, Type 5 - Long Cross penny, Moneyer, Wulfmær of Castle Gotha

O’Brien Coin Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins & Their Links To Ireland

It may come as a bit of a surprise to many that although Celtic coins have not (yet) been discovered in Ireland, there have been a lot of Roman and Anglo-Saxon coins found – especially the latter.  Conservative Irish historians have always said the Romans never got here but they rarely even mention the Anglo-Saxons…