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89001950
Triton XV, Lot: 1950. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp. Echmarcach mac Ragnaill – Murchad mac Diarmata. Mid 11th century. AR Penny (17mm, 0.88 g, 2h). Phase III coinage. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1035-1055/60. + NITIIĐRIIDIIDIE, draped bust right; quatrefoil on neck / + III PIPI I + M IDII, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; ‘hand’ in first angle, retrograde S in third, pellet in second and fourth. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 209 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 279 (same dies); SCBC 6133. Choice EF, toned. Well struck.