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, 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;…