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89001952
Triton XV, Lot: 1952. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp Murchad mac Diarmata. 1052-1070. AR Penny (18mm, 0.82 g, 11h). Phase IV coinage. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1055/60-1065. + IИEIENO(ИC)IИD(ИN), draped bust right; quatrefoil on neck, two pellets before, pellet behind, trefoil behind neck / + (NИ)N IИ·I ИNI (ИN), voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; cross and two pellets in first angle, ‘hand’ in second, two pellets in third, and trefoil in fourth. SCBI 8 (BM), 147 (same obv. die); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 313-4 (same obv. die); SCBC 6134. Near EF, toned.