Hiberno-Norse. AR Bracteate, ca. 1110-1150. Cross over quatrefoil, pellet in each angle, "legend" of "I's" around. S.6202G. Small edge chip from contemporary mount breaking off. Very Fine and Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross over quatrefoil, pellet in each angle

Date: c. 1130-1150   Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII, Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross over quatrefoil, pellet in each angle, “legend” of “I’s” around References: S.6202G Small edge chip from contemporary mount breaking off. Very Fine (VF) Very rare Obverse: Cross over quatrefoil, pellet in each angle Pseudo-legend of “I’s” around Reverse: Brockage image of Obverse…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, c.1065-1095, Penny, 1.00g, group G/b, degraded facing crowned bust with large annulets at sides, most likely derived from the Two Stars type of William I (but equally possibly also from Henry I Annulets type- BMC1)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase V, Class B, Silver Penny, Degraded facing crowned bust with large annulets at sides – Two Stars type of William I (or Henry I Annulets type)

Date: c. 1075-80   Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class B, Silver Penny. Degraded facing crowned bust with large annulets at sides, most likely derived from the Two Stars type of William I (but equally possibly also from Henry I Annulets type- BMC1) Weight: 1.00 g References: see SCBI Ulster 344-5; SCBI British Museum, 209-10…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, c.1065-1095, Penny, 0.84g, group F/o, crowned facing bust, sceptre either side, deriving from Two Sceptres type of William I, rev. cross fleury, pellets in angles, legends blundered ((cf. SCBI Ulster 347 (=Roth 206) and SCBI Copenhagen 281; Lindsay, Supp. p.1 3, 57: S.6170), pierced at seven o´clock, obverse double struck, reverse very fine, extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase V, Class B, Silver Penny. Crowned facing bust, sceptre either side, deriving from Two Sceptres type of William I

Date: c. 1075-80   Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class B, Silver Penny. Crowned facing bust, sceptre either side, deriving from Two Sceptres type of William I. Reverse: Cross fleury, pellets in angles Diameter: 16 mm Weight: 0.84 g References: cf. SCBI Ulster 347 (=Roth 206) and SCBI Copenhagen 281 Lindsay, Supp. p.1 3, 57:…

Hiberno-Norse, Silver Penny Phase V, Obverse Bust left with hand on Neck, Reverse similar to William I Two Stars type S.6156 Extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase V, Draped bust left, with hand on Neck + reverse similar to William I “Two Stars type”

Date: c. 1075-80 Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class B Silver Penny. Bust left with large hand on neck. Reverse similar to William I Two Stars type. Diameter: 16 mm References: S.6156 Good Very Fine (gVF) Toned Extremely rare Obverse: Draped bust left; large hand on neck Blundered and illegible (pseudo-) legend around Reverse: Quadrilateral…

Ireland, Henry VII (1485-1509), Groat, three crowns issue, Waterford, 1.74g, coat-of-arms in quatrefoil, mullets in lower angles, rev. civitas waterforde, three crowns within plain double tressure (S.6421)

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII, Three Crowns Issue, 1483-1487 (Waterford Mint)

Date: c. 1483-1487 Description: Henry VII (1485-1509), Groat, three crowns issue, Waterford, 1.74g, coat-of-arms in quatrefoil, mullets in lower angles, rev. civitas waterforde, three crowns within plain double tressure (S.6421), Worn dies, minor flan splits Otherwise Good Fine (gF) Rare Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Tudor Henry VII (1485-1509) Hammered Further Reading:  

Galway, Ballyglunin Estate (M I Blake) 8d truck token

O’Brien Coin Guide: Truck/Scrip Tokens of Ballyglunin Estate, Co Galway

Introduction: Perhaps one of the most dispicable practises of the so-called landlord classes in Ireland (and elsewhere) was the ‘truck’ system whereby employees were sometimes partly paid in ‘Truck’ Tokens, spendable only in the issuer’s own shops, where prices were generally higher than elsewhere. The word truck is derived from the French troquer, meaning to “exchange” or “barter”…

Cork, under Commonwealth authority, Farthing token, overstruck on a Double Tournois of Louis XIII

The Proliferation of Unofficial Irish ‘Farthing Tokens’ in the 17th Century

By the first half of the 17th C, the copper coinage in both Britain and Ireland was in complete disarray. Neither James I nor his son, Charles I, took much interest in providing small denominations and ‘farmed out’ the Royal prerogative of minting copper coins to ‘favourite’ courtiers as patentees – Lords Harington, Richmond, Lennox and Maltravers were the principal…