Hiberno-Norse Viking Coinage, Anlaf Guthrithsson (939-941 AD) AR Penny Flower type. York mint. Ingelgar, moneyer. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Anlaf Guthfrithsson, Hiberno-Norse King of Northumbria & York (Flower type)

Date: c. 939-941 AD   Description: Hiberno-Norse (Northumbria). Anlaf Guthfrithsson. 939-941. Silver Penny (21mm, 1.41g). Eoferwic (York) mint; Ingelgar, moneyer. The type is closely related in both style and artistic accomplishment to the popular and very rare floral issue of Edward the Elder (SCBC 1078) struck by Heremod at the northwestern mint of Chester. References: CTCE…

Aethelred II, Type 5 - Long Cross penny, Moneyer, Wulfmær of Castle Gotha

O’Brien Coin Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins & Their Links To Ireland

It may come as a bit of a surprise to many that although Celtic coins have not (yet) been discovered in Ireland, there have been a lot of Roman and Anglo-Saxon coins found – especially the latter.  Conservative Irish historians have always said the Romans never got here but they rarely even mention the Anglo-Saxons…

Hiberno-Manx silver penny, viking, Phase II imitation, isle of man, feremin,

O’Brien Coin Guide: The enigma of the Hiberno-Manx Coinages of the mid-11th Century

I am frequently asked the following questions and I openly admit to struggle to answer them adequately – the negative side of being a generalist dealer (constantly buying old attic finds and selling oddments from same), as opposed to being a specialist numismatic expert like so many of my much more knowledgeable customers. Who ordered…