Hiberno-Norse Coinage. Anlaf V (ca. 1029-1034). ‘Cnut-style’ Penny. struck likely at Dublin, moneyer: Oda (?) Draped bust l. breaking circle, wearing pointed helmet and holding scepter; +∧NLF +CVIN-E (the ‘N’ retrograde), rev. Central double circle enclosing pellet, which intersects a voided and a jeweled cross within a circle; +OD∧:ON (the ‘N’ retrograde) DNLNVF

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny (Phase I, Class F – Pointed Helmet type) in the name of Anlaf Sihtricsson

Date: c. 1024-1030 Description: Anlaf (c. 1024-1030). ‘Cnut-style’ Penny. Likely struck at Dublin, moneyer: Oda (?). This coin is the only known example in Anlaf’s name and is one of the greatest rarities in Irish, Viking and Anglo-Saxon numismatics. Unlisted in North and Spink. Cf. Roth, BNJ, vol. 6 (1909), p.55. Bold strike on a…

Hiberno-Norse. Phase I (c.995-1020), Class D Penny in the name of Sihtric Anlafsson c.1010-16, Dublin mint, S-6117, DF-18, MS63 PCGS. + SIHTRY REX DYFLNIIΘ, bust left / + SIHLΘDIL MII GIHLI, short cross. An imitation of Æthelred's last small cross coinage, this example is exceptional in its strike and surfaces. The legends, although difficult, are legible and the portrait is excellent. The flan is of good metal without cracks or flaws, exhibits upturned rims + one small peckmark on the reverse. Rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Phase I (c.995-1020) Penny in the name of Sihtric Anlafsson c.1010-16, Dublin mint, S-6117, DF-18, MS63 PCGS. An imitation of Æthelred’s last small cross coinage, this example is exceptional in its strike and surfaces. The legends, although difficult, are legible and the portrait is excellent. The flan is of good metal without…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.47 g, 4h). Phase I coinage, Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint; Færeman, moneyer. Struck circa 1000-1010. Draped bust left; pellet to right / + FÆ REM N M(dart)Θ DYFLI, voided long cross, with pellet at center and triple-crescent ends; pellet in each central crescent. Cf. O'S 6; SCBI 8 (BM), 21 var. (rev. legend); SCBI 32 (Ulster), 19-20; SCBC 6103. EF, lightly toned, slight bow to flan

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric (FAEREMIN)

Date: c. 1000-1010 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.47 g, 4h). Phase I Class B coinage (Long Cross type). Cf. O’S 6; SCBI 8 (BM), 21 var. SCBI 32 (Ulster), 19-20; SCBC 6103. Extremely Fine (EF) Lightly toned, slight bow to flan Obverse: Draped bust left; pellet to right Reverse: voided long…

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse Kings, Sihtric Anlafsson, Phase One (c.995-1020), Silver Penny, Dublin mint, moneyer Eole, imitation of Aethelred II CRVX type, draped bust with sceptre left, linear circle and legend surrounding with outer beaded circle, retrograde S at start of legend, SHIR DIFLI DIFLIMEO, rev voided cross within linear circle, letters C R V X in each angle, legend surrounding, + EOLE O- DIFLIME:, 1.43g (SCBI 9:12; DF 1; S 6100).

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class A – CRUX Type) in the name of Sihtric (EOLE)

Date: c. 996-1001 IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse Kings, Sihtric Anlafsson, Phase One (c.995-1020), Silver Penny, Dublin mint, moneyer Eole, imitation of Aethelred II CRVX type, draped bust with sceptre left, linear circle and legend surrounding with outer beaded circle, retrograde S at start of legend, 1.43g (SCBI 9:12; DF 1; S 6100). Legend a little blundered, otherwise good…

There are five main classes of coins in the Hiberno-Norse, Phase I series

O’Brien Rare Coin Guide: Hiberno-Norse, Phase 1 (AD 995–1022)

Introduction The first phase of the Hiberno-Norse coinages were imitations of contemporary Anglo-Saxon coins. They were produced in Dublin but closely copied the style of the silver pennies of Aethelred II of England and his successor Cnut. Since the English coin designs changed periodically, the dating and sequence of their Hiberno-Norse equivalents can be identified…