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Triton XV, Lot: 1953. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt. Mid-late 11th century. AR Penny (17mm, 0.90 g, 12h). Phase V coinage. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1065-1085/95. Draped bust right; large cross pattée on neck; blundered and illegible legend around / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet, annulet, pellet, and inward-facing anchor in angles; blundered and illegible legend around. SCBI -; SCBC 6138. VF, toned. Rare.

Ex Lucien LaRiviere Collection (Spink 178, 22 February 2006), lot 16; Bonham’s (24 February 2004), lot 109.