Medieval Irish Hammered Farthings - John I: Irish mints

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accurately identify and classify their Irish Hammered Farthings.


Overview:

In the summer of 1167, a small band of Anglo-Norman adventurers set sail from Pembrokeshire and landed on the County Wexford coast. Within two years, the Norse ports of Wexford, Waterford and Dublin had fallen; and the Gaelic Irish were mustering against these well armed invaders.

In October 1171, Henry Plantagenet - King Henry II - himself arrived in Ireland, anxious to re-assert his authority over these Anglo-Norman nobles and to add this promising new dominion to his extensive Anglo-French empire. It was a defining moment in Irish history, marking the establishment of the Lordship of Ireland: in effect creating the first English colony.

John Lackland was the youngest son of Henry II and brother of Richard I "The Lionhearted". In 1177, while John was only 9 years old, Henry II made him Lord of Ireland - a position held by John until becoming king in 1199. During his Lordship, a series of farthings were produced in Ireland with a mascle on one side and for letters from the name of the moneyer on the other. Edward Colgan in For Want of Good Money states: "It is possible that under a hundred of these coins survive."

The farthings of John must have remained in circulation in Ireland well into the reign of his son Henry III, for in 1250 Henry granted Dublin certain tariffs on goods for "for the enclosing and strengthening of that city." This grant lists a number of goods to be taxed at one "quadrans" which was the medieval latin term for a farthing. Click here to learn more about this grant.

Contemporary forgeries of these farthings occassionally appear on the market. Click here to see a contemporary forgery and to find out more.

No farthings of John as Lord of Ireland were known until 1806, when several were discovered along with some Anglo-Irish halfpence of the same period. The farthings had the same moneyers names as found on some of the halfpence from this hoard (ref. Lindsay, J. A View of the Coinage of Ireland, p.25.


Prince John, Lord of Ireland

Second Coinage.



Irish Farthing - Norman Dublin

Date: 1190-1194?
Mint: Dublin
Type: SECOND COINAGE - First Issue
Moneyer: NORMAN of DUBLIN

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: NORM
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.
    Letters facing in towards the centre of the cross.
    Letters of moneyer's name is read clockwise (i.e. NORM).
    Pellet under each letter.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6220
  DF.38
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £250 (Fine)
  £525 (Very Fine)

Note: Examples of this type:
  • British Museum (E.2869)
  • DNW Auction 55, June 2001 (photo above)
  • Tregear Collection
  • John Stafford-Langan


Irish Farthing - Norman Dublin variant obverseIrish Farthing - Norman Dublin variant reverse

Date: 1190-1194?
Mint: Dublin
Type: SECOND COINAGE - First Issue Variant
Moneyer: NORMAN of DUBLIN

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: MRON (R reversed)
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.
    Letters facing in towards the centre of the cross.
    Letters of moneyer's name is read anti-clockwise (i.e. MRON).
    Letter R is reversed.
    Pellet under each letter.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6220
  DF.38
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £250 (Fine)
  £525 (Very Fine)

Note: One examples of this type is listed in the SCBI 10, "Anglo-Irish
        Coins in the Ulster Museum":
  • (68) Grainger [donated to the Ulster Museum in 1891], letters inward and retrograde - R reversed.
        Other examples of this type:
  • British Museum (E.2870) - ex. Walker Collection
  • DNW Auction 99, March 2012 (photo above)


Irish Farthing - Robert Dublin obverseIrish Farthing - Robert Dublin reverse

Date: 1190-1194?
Mint: Dublin
Type: SECOND COINAGE - First Issue
Moneyer: ROBERD (or RODBERD) of DUBLIN

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: ROBE
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.
    Letters facing in towards the centre of the cross.
    Letters of moneyer's name is read clockwise. Pellet under each
    letter. The example seen has the O punched over another O in
    NORM.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6220
  DF.38
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £400 (Fine)
  £700 (Very Fine)

Note: No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time
        "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published.
        One example was listed as in the British Museum:

        Other examples of this type:
  • British Museum - not seen but included as a supplimental coin in "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" (plate XVI, 4).


Irish Farthing - Robert Dublin variant obverseIrish Farthing - Robert Dublin variant reverse

Date: 1190-1194?
Mint: Dublin
Type: SECOND COINAGE - First Issue
Moneyer: ROBERD (or RODBERD) of DUBLIN

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: ROBE
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.
    Letters facing in towards the centre of the cross.
    Letters of moneyer's name is read anti-clockwise (i.e. EBOR).
    Pellet under each letter.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6220
  DF.38
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £250 (Fine)
  £525 (Very Fine)

Note: No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time
        "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published.

        Other examples of this type:


Date: 1190-1199
Mint: Dublin
Type: SECOND COINAGE - First Issue
Moneyer: TURGOD of DUBLIN

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: TVRG
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6220
  DF.38
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £250 (Fine)
  £525 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

An example of this coin was listed in the SCBI 10, "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum":
  • (70) Carlyon-Britton [1962], ex. Dudman 725 (Sotheby's, 15-19 Dec. 1913), Bearman Collection, H. Clark(e).
A further example is in the Dr Rogers Collection, donated to the British Museum (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").



Irish Farthing - ADAM DublinIrish Farthing - ADAM Dublin

Date: 1194-1198
Mint: Dublin
Type: SECOND COINAGE - Second Issue
Moneyer: ADAM of DUBLIN

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: ADAM
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross. Letters facing outwards - except M which faces inwards.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  Coffey 1
  S.6220
  DF.41
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £250 (Fine)
  £525 (Very Fine)





Date: 1194-1198
Mint: Dublin
Type: SECOND COINAGE - Second Issue
Moneyer: ADAM of DUBLIN

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: ADAM
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross. Letters facing outwards.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  Coffey 1
  S.6220
  DF.41
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £250 (Fine)
  £525 (Very Fine)

Note: Two examples of this coin are listed in the SCBI 10, "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum":
  • (131) Pilgrim Trust [donated to the Ulster Museum in 1957], ex. Lockett 507 (Glendining, 28 Nov 1951) letters outward and D retrograde.
  • (69) Carlyon-Britton [1962], ex. Cunningham 561 (Glendining, 31 Jan to 2 Feb 1951) - lettering as on 131.
A further example is in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").



Date: 1194-1198
Mint: Dublin
Type: SECOND COINAGE - Second Issue
Moneyer: NICHOLAS of DUBLIN

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: NICO
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6220
  DF.41
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £250 (Fine)
  £525 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published. One example was listed as in the British Museum:
  • (Plate XVI, 6) Mascle farthing, with the moneyers' name, NICO


Date: 1194-1198
Mint: Dublin
Type: SECOND COINAGE - Second Issue
Moneyer: TOMAS of DUBLIN

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: TOMA
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6220
  DF.41
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £250 (Fine)
  £525 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published. A coin of this moneyer was included in Simon's "An Essay towards an Historical Account of Irish Coins," (2nd edition) 1810, plate 11. No example has been seen by this author.



Irish Farthing - Gefrei Dublin

Date: 1194-1198
Mint: Waterford - Second Issue
Type: SECOND COINAGE
Moneyer: GEFREI of WATERFORD

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: GEFR
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6221
  DF41
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £325 (Fine)
  £750 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published. One example was listed as in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (also referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").:
  • (Plate XVI, 11) Mascle farthing, with the moneyers' name, GEFR


Irish Farthing - Marcus DublinIrish Farthing - Marcus Dublin

Date: 1194-1198
Mint: Waterford
Type: SECOND COINAGE - Second Issue
Moneyer: MARCUS of WATERFORD

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: MARC
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6221
  DF41
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £325 (Fine)
  £750 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published. One example was listed as in the British Museum:
  • (Plate XVI, 9) Mascle farthing, with the moneyers' name, MARC


Irish Farthing - Marcus DublinIrish Farthing - Marcus Dublin

Date: 1194-1198
Mint: Waterford
Type: SECOND COINAGE - Second Issue - Variant
Moneyer: MARCUS of WATERFORD

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: MARC
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.
    Pellet in the center of the letter C in MARC.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6221
  DF41
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £325 (Fine)
  £750 (Very Fine)

No other example of this coin is know.


Irish Farthing - Walter DublinIrish Farthing - Walter Dublin

Date: 1194-1198
Mint: Waterford
Type: SECOND COINAGE - Second Issue
Moneyer: WALTER of WATERFORD

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: WALT
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6221
  DF41
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £325 (Fine)
  £750 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published. One example was listed as in the British Museum:
  • (Plate XVI, 10) Mascle farthing, with the moneyers' name, WALT


Date: 1194-1198
Mint: Limerick
Type: SECOND COINAGE - Second Issue
Moneyer: SIWARD of LIMERICK

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: SIWA
    Moneyers name as letters within the angles of the obverse cross.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s):
  S.6222
  DF41
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

Two examples of this coin are listed in the SCBI 10, "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum":
  • (140) Carlyon-Britton [1962], dies 1/2.
  • (131) Pilgrim Trust [donated to the Ulster Museum in 1957], dies 1/2, ex. Lockett 506 (Glendining, 28 Nov 1951).


Prince John, Lord of Ireland

Contemporary forgery.



Irish Farthing - Grogery

Date: in the style of 1194-1198
Mint: forgery
Type: in the style of SECOND COINAGE - First or Second Issue
Moneyer: -

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.27gm

Obverse: Blundered lettering
    Letters/shapes within the angles of the obverse cross.
    The "letters" are more lines, circles and blobs that, however hard
    you try there is no moneyer's name that becomes visible. The
    National Museum of Ireland and the British Museum looked at the
    coin and were able to say that the moneyer wasn't ALEX or WALT
    but neither could identify a moneyer. Upon closer investigation,
    there are also key elements of the design missing.

Reverse: Mascle with trefoils at the points.

Reference(s): -
Scarcity: -

Guide Price:
  £150 (Fine)
  £300 (Very Fine)



John de Courcy, Lord of Ulster

"St. Patrick" Coinage.



Date: c.1186
Mint: Downpatrick
Type: "ST. PATRICK" COINAGE
Diameter: 12mm
Weight: 0.32gm

Obverse: +PATRICII
    Cross potent.

Reverse: +GOAN D CVRCI
    Voided cross potent.

Reference(s):
  S.6224
  DF.49
Scarcity: Very Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published. One example was listed as in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin:
  • (Plate XVI, 15) GOAN D CVRCI
Another example is in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").



Irish Farthing - ADAM DublinIrish Farthing - ADAM Dublin

Date: c.1185-c.1205
Mint: Downpatrick
Type: ANONYMOUS COINAGE
Diameter: 10mm-12mm
Weight: 0.38gm

Obverse: +PATRICII
    Around a Processional Cross.

Reverse: +DE DVNO
    Around a cross potent with crescents in the angles.

Reference(s):
  W.1
  S.6225
  DF.47
Scarcity: Very Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

10 examples of this coin are listed in the SCBI 10, "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum":
  • (330) Pilgrim Trust [donated to the Ulster Museum in 1957], ex. Lockett 509 (Glendining, 28 Nov 1951), Sir John Evans Collection (Lockett acquired coins from this collection that were not required by the English National Collection).
  • (331) Pilgrim Trust [donated to the Ulster Museum in 1957], ex. Lockett 509 (Glendining, 28 Nov 1951), Sir John Evans Collection.
  • (332) Seaby (1958), broken.
  • (333) Acworth [donated to the Ulster Museum in 1961], ex. Col. R.H. Wallace Collection.
  • (334) Carlyon-Britton [1962].
  • (335) Carlyon-Britton [1962].
  • (336) Carlyon-Britton [1962].
  • (337) Carlyon-Britton [1962], ex. Walters Collection (private sale on 19 Sept 1919).
  • (338) Carlyon-Britton [1962].
  • (339) Carlyon-Britton [1962].
A further example is in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").



Irish Farthing - Norman Dublin

Date: c.1185-c.1205
Mint: Downpatrick
Type: ANONYMOUS COINAGE
Diameter: 10mm-12mm
Weight: 0.38gm

Obverse: +PATRICI
    Around a Processional Cross.

Reverse: +DE DVNO
    Around a cross potent with crescents in the angles.

Reference(s):
  W.unlisted variant
  S.6225
  DF.47
Scarcity: Very Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)



Date: c.1185-c.1205
Mint: Carrickfergus
Type: ANONYMOUS COINAGE
Diameter: 10mm-12mm
Weight: 0.38gm

Obverse: +PATRICI
    Around a Processional Cross.

Reverse: +CRACFEVF
    Around a voided cross potent.

Reference(s):
  W.2
  S.6226
  DF.48
Scarcity: Very Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Note: An example is in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").



Date: c.1185-c.1205
Mint: Carrickfergus
Type: ANONYMOUS COINAGE
Diameter: 10mm-12mm
Weight: 0.38gm

Obverse: +PATRICI
    Around a Processional Cross.

Reverse: +CRACF
    Around a voided cross potent.

Reference(s):
  W.3
  S.6226
  DF.48
Scarcity: Very Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

Three examples of this coin are listed in the SCBI 10, "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum":
  • (340) Carlyon-Britton [1962] - reads CRAGF, ex. Spink, SNC 1931, c. 364: 9809
  • (341) Grainger [donated to the Ulster Museum in 1891] - reads CRAGF.
  • (342) Robb [donated to the Ulster Museum in 1937] - reads CRAGF.
A further example is in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").



Irish Farthing - John de Courcy - Type 4 - Carrickfergus

Date: c.1185-c.1205
Mint: Carrickfergus
Type: ANONYMOUS COINAGE
Diameter: 10mm-12mm
Weight: 0.38gm

Obverse: +PATRICII
    Around a Processional Cross.

Reverse: +CRACF
    Around a voided cross pommee.

Reference(s):
  W.4
  S.6227
  DF.48
Scarcity: Very Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published. One example was listed as in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin:
  • (Plate XVI, 18)
Further examples
  • National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver")
  • CNG e-auction, 11 April 2012 (a fragment only)


King John

Third Coinage.


Date: 1204/05-1210?
Mint: Dublin
Type: THIRD COINAGE
Moneyer: ROBERD

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: IOh AN RE
    Crowned bust in triangle, stars either side.

Reverse: RO BE RD
    Sun in triangle.

Reference(s):
  W.
  S.6234
  DF.52
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

An example (legend reads RO BE RD) of this coin is listed in the SCBI 10, "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" (the various legend types are not identified):
  • (340) Carlyon-Britton [1962], ex. Longbottom 317 (Sotheby 14-15 May 1934).
Another example (legend reads RO BE RD) is in the collection of Richard Walshe (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").



Date: 1209-1211
Mint: Dublin
Type: THIRD COINAGE
Moneyer: ROBERD

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: IOh AN REX
    Crowned bust in triangle, stars either side.

Reverse: ROB. ERD ON.
    Sun in triangle.

Reference(s):
  W.
  S.6234
  DF.52
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published.



Date: 1209-1211
Mint: Dublin
Type: THIRD COINAGE
Moneyer: ROBERD

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: IOh AN. REX.
    Crowned bust in triangle, stars either side.

Reverse: ROB. ERD ON.
    Sun in triangle.

Reference(s):
  W.
  S.6234
  DF.52
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Known Examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published.

An example (legend reads ROB· ERD ON·) is in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").



Date: 1209-1211
Mint: Dublin
Type: THIRD COINAGE
Moneyer: ROBERD

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: IOh AN REX
    Crowned bust in triangle, stars either side.

Reverse: ROB. ER. DO.
    Sun in triangle.

Reference(s):
  W.Unrecorded variety
  S.6234
  DF.52
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Sold by:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published.
  • (1998) A good very fine example this coin was sold by Patrick Finn (List 13, 1998, Item 412).

    Patrick Finn noted: "A very difficult coin to find; in DF (DOWLE & FINN, P. 1969: A Guide Book to the Coinage of Ireland from 995AD to the Present Day) I illustrate one of the more common crude contemporary forgeries (52A). As far as I know this is only the fourth recorded specimen by ROBERD. There are two in the National Museum of Ireland, and one in the Ulster Museum. There may however be one in the BM."



Date: 1209-1211
Mint: Dublin - Contemporary Forgery
Type: Contemporary forgery as THIRD COINAGE
Moneyer: In the style of ROBERD

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: (Blundered)
    Crowned bust - crudely made from pellets - in triangle, stars either side. Legends blundered.

Reverse: (Blundered)
    Sun with pellet above within a triangle. Legends blundered.

Reference(s):
  W.
  S.6234
  DF.52A
Scarcity: Rare

Guide Price:
  £150 (Fine)
  £350 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published. One example was listed as in the British Museum:
  • (Plate XVI, 41)
(Feb. '06) An example of a contemporary forgery was sold by Time Line Originals

(April '12) A different example was sold by CNG

Another example (legend reads RO BE RD) is in the collection of Richard Walshe (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").



Date: 1209-1211
Mint: Dublin
Type: THIRD COINAGE
Moneyer: WILLEM

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: IOh AN RE
    Crowned bust in triangle, stars either side.

Reverse: WI LLE MO
    Sun with pellet above within a triangle.

Reference(s):
  W.
  S.6234
  DF.52
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published. One example was listed as in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin:
  • (Plate XVI, 21)
Another example is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (referenced and illustrated in Withers' "Irish Small Silver").

Date: 1209-1211
Mint: Dublin
Type: THIRD COINAGE
Moneyer: WILLEM

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: IOh AN REX
    Crowned bust in triangle, stars either side.

Reverse: WIL IEM ON·
    Sun with pellet above within a triangle.

Reference(s):
  W.
  S.6234
  DF.52
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published.

An example sold on eBay.


Date: 1209-1211
Mint: Limerick
Type: THIRD COINAGE
Moneyer: WACE ON LIMERICK

Diameter: 10mm
Weight: 0.35gm

Obverse: IOh AN REX
    Crowned bust in triangle, stars either side.

Reverse: WA CEO NLI
    Sun in triangle.

Reference(s):
  W.
  DF.-
  S.-
Scarcity: Extremely Rare

Guide Price:
  £500 (Fine)
  £1200 (Very Fine)

Known examples:

No example of this coin was in the Ulster Museum at the time "Anglo-Irish Coins in the Ulster Museum" was published.



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