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 1, 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;…

Henry III (1216-1272) Penny class 2d, Dublin, RICARD ON DIVE, Extra wide shoulders , 1.29g (S 6243)

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 2d (Ricard of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254 Description: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 2d, Dublin, RICARD ON DIVE, Extra wide shoulders , 1.29g Weight: 1.29g References: S 62423 Nicely struck, well-centred on an almost round flan, showing clear design (wide shoulder) details. A little bit worn in places but a solid Very Fine (VF) grade Scarce Obverse: Crowned facing bust,…

Henry III (1216-1272) Penny class 2c, Dublin, RICARD ON DIVE, three curls either side of head, pellet at base of sceptre head, 1.39g (S 6242, DF 58)

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 2c (Ricard of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254 Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 2c Weight: 1.39g References: S 6242; DF 58 Suberbly struck, albeit slightly off-centre, showing clear design details Almost Extremely Fine (aEF) Scarce Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right, trefoil above Three curls to the side of the face (normally only 2) All…

Henry III Silver Penny (18mm, 1.49 g). Group Ib. Dublin mint, David, moneyer, crowned facing bust, holding scepter; cinquefoil to right

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 1a (Davi of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254 Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 1b Weight: 1.49g Diameter: 18mm Good Very Fine (gVF) References: S.6236, DF 54 Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right All within a single triangle Legend: ЄNRI CVSR ЄXXII Translates as: Richard III, King Reverse: Voided long cross, with trefoil in each angle…

Henry III, silver Penny, Class IIa (no shoulders on bust), Dublin, Davi, DAVI ON DIVELI, 1.46g (S 6240)

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 2a (Davi of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254 Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 2a Weight: 1.46g Diameter: 18mm Good Very Fine (gVF) References: S.6240, DF 57 Obverse: Crowned facing bust / no shoulders, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right All within a single triangle Legend: ЄNRI CVSR ЄXXII Translates as: Richard III, King Reverse: Voided long cross, with trefoil…

Henry III (1216-1272) Penny class 2a, Small or no shoulders on bust, moneyer Richard of Dublin, 1.32g (S 6240, DF 57) VF

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 2a (Ricard of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254 Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 2b Weight: 1.32g Diameter: 18mm Very Fine (VF) References: S.6240, DF 57 Obverse: Crowned facing bust / no shoulders, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right All within a single triangle Legend: ЄNRI CVSR ЄXXII Translates as: Richard III, King Reverse: Voided long cross, with trefoil in…

Henry III (1216-1272), Penny, type IIb, Dublin, Ricard, band of crown jewelled with pellets, 1.39g (S 6241, DF –). Very fine or better, scarce

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 2b (Ricard of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254 Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 2b Weight: 1.39g Diameter: 18mm Very Fine (VF) A scarce variety References: S.6241, DF – Obverse: Crowned facing bust, jewelled/ornate crown, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right All within a double triangle Legend: HЄR CVSR Є(_)X III Translates as: Richard III, King Reverse: Voided long cross,…

Henry III (1216-1272), Penny, type Ib, Dublin, Ricard, ricard on dive, 1.39g (S 6236, DF 54). Very fine

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 1b (Ricard of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254   Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 1b Weight: 1.39g Diameter: 18mm Very Fine (VF) References: S.6236, DF 54 Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right; all within a single triangle Legend: (ЄNR)I CVS R ЄX III Translates as: Richard III, King Reverse: Voided long cross, with trefoil in…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase II, .77g, bare headed bust left, rev. IFI RNE NNO NHO, small pellet in all 4 angles, good VF (SCBI BM –, S 6122, DF 22)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (uncertain mint and moneyer)

Date: c. 1015-1035 Hiberno-Scandinavian period, Phase II, Long Cross Penny. Weight: 0.77g (very light for Phase II) Very fine (VF) Rare References: SCBI BM –; S 6122; DF 22 Obverse: Draped bust left; pellet on chin, wedge-shaped lips, two pellets on neck Legend: +IIII +IhCTRI +HDIC Badly blundered legend (for Phase II) but recognisable as…

Ireland, Philip and Mary, groat, 1558, mm. rose, busts face to face, date divided by crown above, rev. crowned harp divides crowned P and M (S.6501D)

Irish Coin Daily: Philip & Mary, Groat (1558) mm. Rose

Date: 1558 Description: An Irish groat of Philip & Mary, dated 1558 and mintmark Rose Base 0.250 fine silver The toothed border around (as usual) is mostly not present This is probably due to clipping, more so than normal wear & tear Obverse: Facing busts of Philip II of Spain and Mary I, with pellet…