A silver, medieval, half groat of Edward IV AD.1461-1483, first reign, AD.1461-1470, Irish issue, Heavy Portrait ‘Cross and Pellets’ coinage. Dublin mint, Spink 6354 Obverse, bust of king facing with annulets beside neck, pellet on neck, [...]WAR[...]IE Reverse, Long cross with three pellets in angles, outer legend, POS[VI:/ DEV]M:/ADIVTO/RE: MEV inner legend CIVI/TAS/DVB/LIE

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Half-Groat of Edward IV, Heavy Portrait ‘Cross & Pellets’ coinage (Waterford mint) 1465-66

Date: c. 1465-66 Description: Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. Silver Half-Groat, Heavy Portrait ‘Cross and Pellets’ coinage. Waterford mint. Fine (F) Obverse: Crowned facing bust within tressure of arches, with inward facing lis on cusps, pellets in three lower spandrels Legend incomplete / worn + […]WAR[…]IE Reverse: Long cross pattée with trefoils in angles, additional pellets in…

O'Reilly Money - Henry VI, annulet issue, Calais mint, ex Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society

Monetary Crisis in Ireland, as Henry VI struggles with money supply and fiscal control

Introduction: During the reign of Henry VI many parliamentary regulations were made in Ireland, relating to money; but most of these acts, as well as those of the three former reigns, are either lost or destroyed. 1422 By an English statute of his second year, it was enacted, that the ounce of silver should be…

Edward IV - Drogheda - Large Rose Penny 1478-1483 AD. Group VII coinage. (obv) EDWARD DI GR DNS HYBE (rev) VILL ADR (OGH EDA) 4 known

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV Large Rose Penny (Drogheda Mint)

Date: 1478-1483 Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of York Edward IV 2nd Reign Seventh Coinage (Large Rose Penny) Drogheda Mint Hammered     Further Reading: Blog Post: Edward IV issues Irish coins of the English standard (1463) Blog Post: Edward IV issues Irish coins of a lower standard (1467) Image Gallery: 1461–1470 Edward IV (York, first reign) O’Brien…

John as Lord of Ireland, silver halfpenny (First Profile issue) Elis moneyer, Dublin mint

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (First ‘Profile’ Coinage, Dublin Mint / Elis)

Date: c. 1185 Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Henry II John as Lord of Ireland First Coinage (Profile Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Elis 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: John, Lord of Ireland, 1179 (First…

The Umayyad dirham from Woodstown, Co.Waterford

List of Islamic Coin Finds in Medieval Ireland

Among the most remarkable coins found in Ireland are those with Kufic inscriptions. Although these are not evidence for a direct Irish-Arabic trade, they are indicators of the extent of the wider Viking trade networks – particularly the Baltic/Byzantine route. It is thought that they came to Ireland, via Scandinavia. Townland/Site Name Site Type Comments Reference(s)…

John De Courcy, Lord of Ulster (1177-1205), Farthing, anonymous issue, Downpatrick Mint, Processional cross within beaded circle, +PATRICII legend, rev short cross potent with crescents in angles, within beaded circle, +DE DVNO legend, 0.36g (Withers Downpatrick 1; D.F. 47; S.6225). Toned, a pleasing very fine for issue and extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Farthing of John de Courcy, Lord of Ulster, (Second ‘Anonymous’ Coinage)

Date: c. 1195  Description: John De Courcy, Lord of Ulster (1177-1205), Farthing, anonymous issue, Downpatrick Mint, 0.36g (Withers Downpatrick 1; D.F. 47; S.6225). Very Fine (VF) Toned, nicely preserved specimen for type Extremely Rare Obverse: Processional cross within beaded circle +PATRICII Reverse: Short cross potent with crescents in angles, within beaded circle +DE DVNO Country:…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1110-1150. Silver Penny (20mm, 0.83 g). Phase VII (semi-bracteate) coinage, ‘Scrabo’ with Quatrefoil type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left / · quatrefoil over long cross. O`S 65; SCBI 8 (BM) 251–2; D&F 33; SCBC 6191

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VII (Scrabo Type)

Date: c. 1110-1150   Description: Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1110-1150. Silver Penny (20mm, 0.83 g). Phase VII (semi-bracteate) coinage, ‘Scrabo’ with Quatrefoil type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Bust left / · quatrefoil over long cross. O`S 65; SCBI 8 (BM) 251–2; D&F 33; SCBC 6191. Good VF (gVF) Very rare Obverse: bust left IIII+IIIIIIII Reverse: quatrefoil over…