Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class C – Helmet Type) moneyer unknown

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class C – HELMET Type) / Unknown Moneyer

Date: 1009-1011 Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class C Imitation Penny in the name of Aethelred, Helmet type, very rare. (S.6115) Obverse: Armoured bust left with radiate helmet Legend translates as: Sihtric of Dublin Reverse: Long cross voided, each limb terminating in three crescents over square with trefoil at each point Legend translates as: King of Dublin…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1055/60-1065. AR Penny (17mm, 1.06 g, 3h). Phase IV (’scratched die’) coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. + IIII+IRIIONIIIOIIIO, draped bust left; numerous pellets around / IMI IIIL IIIIR IIIM, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; two pellets in first quarter, ‘hand’ symbol in second, trefoil of pellets in third, X and two pellets in fourth. O`S 22; SCBI 32 (Ulster), 310-5; D&F 25; SCBC 6134. VF, toned

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase IV (’scratched die’) coinage, Long Cross type

Date: c. 1055/60-1065 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1055/60-1065. AR Penny (17mm, 1.06 g, 3h). Phase IV (’scratched die’) coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. O`S 22; SCBI 32 (Ulster), 310-5; D&F 25; SCBC 6134. Very Fine (VF) Toned Obverse: + IIII + IRIIONIIIOIIIO, draped bust left; numerous pellets around Reverse: IMI IIIL IIIIR IIIM,…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1035-1055/60. AR Penny (17.5mm, 0.86 g, 7h). Phase III coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. +IIITIDFILFIDI, draped bust left / +I- I·-I-I LII LII, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in first quarter, ‘hand’ symbols in second and third quarters. O`S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 188 (same dies); D&F 24; SCBC 6132. Superb EF, toned, thin flan crack

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase III

Date: c. 1035-1055/60 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (17.5mm, 0.86 g, 7h). Phase III coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. O`S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 188 (same dies); D&F 24; SCBC 6132. Extremely Fine (EF) Toned, thin flan crack. Obverse: +IIITIDFILFIDI, draped bust left Reverse: +I- I·-I-I LII LII, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet…

Ireland, Hiberno-Norse, Sihtric, penny, phase II (c.1015-1035), imitating long cross type of Aethelred II, + SIHTRC RE DIFLM, bust l., rev. + FÆ REMI NMO DYHI, long voided cross, pellet in each angle (S.6122; D&F.23), bottom edge very ragged, about very fine, scarce

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

Date: c. 1015-1035 Description: Hiberno-Norse, Sihtric, penny, phase II (c.1015-1035), imitating long cross type of Aethelred II,  (S.6122; D&F.23), bottom edge very ragged About very fine (aVF) Scarce Obverse: + SIHTRC RE DIFLM, bust l (translates as “Sihtric, King of Dublin”) Reverse: + FÆ REMI NMO DYHI, long voided cross, pellet in each angle (translates as Moneyer =…

A coin minted in 921 or 922 for Nasr II ben Ahmad, an Arabic ruler (913-43), found in a hacksilver hoard buried at Storr Rock in Skye, Scotland

O’Brien Coin Guide: An Introduction to Medieval Islamic coins found in Ireland

Introduction Arabic, or Islamic, coins are frequently mentioned in the archaeological literature of the 19th and 20th centuries but there are few accounts that discuss these beautiful coins as a group – which probably reflects our preoccupation for coins with Latin inscriptions. They are found at many dig sites and their ‘deposition dates’ show a…

Phase III, Penny, bust left, two pellets in front of face and behind head, rev. long voided cross with hand in two quarters, blundered legends

O’Brien Coin Guide: Introduction to the Hiberno-Norse Coinages of the Late 10th & Early 11th C

The first locally produced Irish coinage was the so-called Hiberno-Norse coinage which was first minted in Dublin in about 995-7 AD under the authority of Sihtric III (aka Sihtric Silkenbeard), the Norse King of Dublin.  There is no evidence for the native Irish producing coins before this, so it is likely that their economy was not coin-based.  The…